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University of California, Riverside
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IEEE Biometrics Workshop 2014
IEEE Biometrics Workshop 2013
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Feature Selection

Multiple Local Kernel Integrated Feature Selection for Image Classification

Feature redundancy and loss of local feature are central problems for image classification. Feature selection decreases the feature redundancy by choosing a subset of features and eliminating those with low prediction. The local feature representation is able to highlight objects in an image, thus, overcoming the drawbacks of global features. We present a new method, called the local kernel for feature selection, which integrates a local kernel of the segmentation regions into feature selection to provide improved image classification, by means of the regionbased image distance integrated into the kernel of the Bayesian classifier. The proposed method is tested on two standard image databases and the classification results are higher than the current feature selection and classification methods.

Image Retrieval with Feature Selection and Relevance Feedback

We propose a new content based image retrieval (CBIR) system combined with relevance feedback and the online feature selection procedures. A measure of inconsistency from relevance feedback is explicitly used as a new semantic criterion to guide the feature selection. By integrating the user feedback information, the feature selection is able to bridge the gap between low-level visual features and high-level semantic information, leading to the improved image retrieval accuracy. Experimental results show that the proposed method obtains higher retrieval accuracy than a commonly used approach.

Genetic Algorithm Based Feature Selection for Target Detection in SAR Images

A genetic algorithm (GA) approach is presented to select a set of features to discriminate the targets from the natural clutter false alarms in SAR images. A new fitness function based on minimum description length principle (MDLP) is proposed to drive GA and it is compared with three other fitness functions. Experimental results show that the new fitness function outperforms the other three fitness functions and the GA driven by it selected a good subset of features to discriminate the targets from clutters effectively.