Tag completion with defective tag assignments via image-tag re-weighting

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User-provided image tags are usually incomplete or noisy to describe the visual content of corresponding images. In this paper, we consider defective tagging which covers both incomplete and noisy situations, and address the problem of tag completion where tag assignments of training images are defective. While previous studies on tag completion usually assign equal penalty to empirical loss when processing each missing or noisy tag for each image, we show that this may be suboptimal as the relatedness of each tag to each image varies due to the defective setting. Thus, we introduce an image-tag re-weighting scheme to re-weight the penalty term of each tag to each image considering both image similarities and tag associations, and formulate a unified re-weighted empirical loss function. Experimental evaluations show that embedding proposed re-weighted empirical loss function in state-of-the-art tag completion algorithms achieves significant improvement in dealing with defective tag assignments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6890154
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Issue numberSeptmber
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: Jul 14 2014Jul 18 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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