Leveraging concept association network for multimedia rare concept mining and retrieval

Tao Meng, Mei Ling Shyu

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Automatic high-level semantic concept detection is a crucial step for multimedia data management, indexing, and retrieval. It is well-acknowledged that semantic gap poses a great challenge in multimedia content-based research. It becomes even more challenging when the concept of interest is extremely rare in the training data sets because of the poor modeling for the positive instances. In this paper, a Concept Association Network (CAN) is trained by selecting significant links to capture the strong associations among different concepts using association rule mining (ARM). By taking into account of the correlations and credibilities of reference concept nodes, the advantages of the reference nodes are utilized. Experimental results using TRECVID 2010 data sets show that by utilizing the proposed framework, the Mean Average Precision (MAP) values of all the concepts are improved, and the significant improvement of the MAP values of the rare concepts further attests the promising results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6298511
Pages (from-to)860-865
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012
Event2012 13th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2012 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: Jul 9 2012Jul 13 2012


  • concept association network
  • Content-based multimedia retrieval
  • logistic regression
  • rare concept detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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