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Hierarchical photo stream segmentation using context
Author(s): Bo Gong; Ramesh Jain
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Paper Abstract

Photo stream segmentation is to segment photo streams into groups, each of which corresponds to an event. Photo stream segmentation can be done with or without prior knowledge of event structure. In this paper, we study the problem by assuming that there is no a priori event model available. Although both context and content information are important for photo stream segmentation, we focus on investigating the usage of context information in this work. We consider different information components of context such as time, location, and optical setting for inexpensive segmentation of photo streams from common users of modern digital camera. As events are hierarchical, we propose to segment photo stream using hierarchical mixture model. We compare the generated hierarchy with that created by users to see how well results can be obtained without knowing the prior event model. We experimented with about 3000 photos from amateur photographers to study the efficacy of the approach for these context information components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6820, Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems II, 682003 (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766917
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Bo Gong, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Ramesh Jain, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6820:
Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems II
Theo Gevers; Ramesh C. Jain; Simone Santini, Editor(s)

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