PicSOM Experiments in ImageCLEF Robot Vision

Sjoberg M., Koskela M., Viitaniemi V., Laaksonen J.

20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 April 2010, vol.6388, pp.190-199 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6388
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-199


The PicSOM multimedia analysis and retrieval system has previously been successfully applied to supervised concept detection in image and video databases. Such concepts include locations and events and objects of a particular type. In this paper we apply the general-purpose visual category recognition algorithm in PicSOM to the recognition of indoor locations in the ImageCLEF/ICPR RobotVision 2010 contest. The algorithm uses bag-of-visual-words and other visual features with fusion of SVM classifiers. The results show that given a large enough training set, a purely appearance-based method can perform very well ranked first for one of the contest's training sets.