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Learned features versus engineered features for semantic video indexing


In this paper, we compare "traditional" engineered (hand-crafted) features (or descriptors) and learned features for content-based semantic indexing of video documents. Learned (or semantic) features are obtained by training classifiers for other target concepts on other data. These classifiers are then applied to the current collection. The vector of classification scores is the new feature used for training a classifier for the current target concepts on the current collection. If the classifiers used on the other collection are of the Deep Convolutional Neural Network (DCNN) type, it is possible to use as a new feature not only the score values provided by the last layer but also the intermediate values corresponding to the output of all the hidden layers. We made an extensive comparison of the performance of such features with traditional engineered ones as well as with combinations of them. The comparison was made in the context of the TRECVid semantic indexing task. Our results confirm those obtained for still images: features learned from other training data generally outperform engineered features for concept recognition. Additionally, we found that directly training SVM classifiers using these features does significantly better than partially retraining the DCNN for adapting it to the new data. We also found that, even though the learned features performed better that the engineered ones, the fusion of both of them perform significantly better, indicating that engineered features are still useful, at least in this case.
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hal-01145623 , version 1 (24-11-2015)


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Mateusz Budnik, Efrain Leonardo Gutierrez Gomez, Bahjat Safadi, Georges Quénot. Learned features versus engineered features for semantic video indexing. 13th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), Jun 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-01145623⟩
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