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Atmosphere-based image classification through luminance and hue
Author(s): Feng Xu; Yujin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a novel image classification system is proposed. Atmosphere serves an important role in generating the scene's topic or in conveying the message behind the scene's story, which belongs to abstract attribute level in semantic levels. At first, five atmosphere semantic categories are defined according to rules of photo and film grammar, followed by global luminance and hue features. Then the hierarchical SVM classifiers are applied. In each classification stage, corresponding features are extracted and the trained linear SVM is implemented, resulting in two classes. After three stages of classification, five atmosphere categories are obtained. At last, the text annotation of the atmosphere semantics and the corresponding features by Extensible Markup Language (XML) in MPEG-7 is defined, which can be integrated into more multimedia applications (such as searching, indexing and accessing of multimedia content). The experiment is performed on Corel images and film frames. The classification results prove the effectiveness of the definition of atmosphere semantic classes and the corresponding features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5960, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005, 59601S (31 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.631579
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Feng Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yujin Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5960:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005
Shipeng Li; Fernando Pereira; Heung-Yeung Shum; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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