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Scene Image Categorization and Video Event Detection using Naive Bayes Nearest Neighbor

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Raytheon BBN Technologies Cambridge United States

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We present a detailed study of Naive Bayes Nearest Neighbor NBNN proposed by Boiman et al., with application to scene categorization and video event detection. Our study indicates that using Dense-SIFT along with dimensionality reduction using PCA enables NBNN to obtain state-of-the-art results. We demonstrate this on two tasks 1 scene image categorization on the UIUC 8 Sports Events Image Dataset obtaining 84.67 and the MIT 67 Indoor Scene Image Dataset obtaining 48.84 and 2 detecting videos depicting certain events of interest on the challenging MED11 video dataset with only 15 positive training videos per event. We present an extension referred to as sparse-NBNN that constrains the number of training images that can used to match with a given test image for the image-to-class distance computation. Experiments indicate that this improves upon NBNN for handling of imbalanced training data.

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