Region level annotation by fuzzy based contextual cueing label propagation

Sheng Hua Zhong, Yan Liu, Yang Liu, Fu Lai Korris Chung

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This paper investigates the challenging issue of assigning given image-level annotations to precise regions on images. We propose a novel label to region assignment (LRA) technique called Fuzzy-based Contextual-cueing Label Propagation (FCLP) with four parts: First, an image is over-segmented into a set of atomic patches and the local visual information of color features and texture features are extracted. Second, fuzzy representation and fuzzy logic are used to model spatial invariants of contextual cueing information, especially for the imprecise position information and ambiguous spatial topological relationships. Third, labels are propagated inter images and intra images in visual space and in contextual cueing space. Finally, the fuzzy C-means clustering based on K-nearest neighbor (KNN-FCM) is utilized to segment the images into semantic regions and associate with corresponding annotations. Experiments on two public datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-645
Number of pages21
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Contextual cueing
  • Fuzzy Theory
  • Label to region assignment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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