Unconstrained face identification using maximum likelihood of distances between deep off-the-shelf features
The paper deals with unconstrained face recognition task for the small sample size problem based on computation of distances between high-dimensional off-the-shelf features extracted by deep convolution neural network. We present the novel statistical recognition method, which maximizes the likelihood (joint probabilistic density) of the distances to all reference images from the gallery set. This likelihood is estimated with the known asymptotically normal distribution of the Kullback–Leibler discrimination between nonnegative features. Our approach penalizes the individuals if their feature vectors do not behave like the features of observed image in the space of dissimilarities of the gallery images. We provide the experimental study with the LFW (Labeled Faces in the Wild), YTF (YouTube Faces) and IJB-A (IARPA Janus Benchmark A) datasets and the state-of-the-art deep learning-based feature extractors (VGG-Face, VGGFace2, ResFace-101, CenterFace and Light CNN). It is demonstrated, that the proposed approach can be applied with traditional distances in order to increase accuracy in 0.3–5.5% when compared to known methods, especially if the training and testing images are significantly different.
The article is devoted to pattern recognition task with the database containing small number of samples per class. By mapping of local continuous feature vectors to a discrete range, this problem is reduced to statistical classification of a set of discrete finite patterns. It is demonstrated that Bayesian decision under the assumption that probability distributions can be estimated using the Parzen kernel and the Gaussian window with a fixed variance for all the classes, implemented in the PNN, is not optimal in the classification of a set of patterns. We presented here the novel modification of the PNN with homogeneity testing which gives an optimal solution of the latter task under the same assumption about probability densities. By exploiting the discrete nature of patterns our modification prevents the well-known drawbacks of the memory-based approach implemented in both the PNN and the PNN with homogeneity testing, namely, low classification speed and high requirements to the memory usage. Our modification only requires the storage and processing of the histograms of input and training samples. We present the results of an experimental study in two practically important tasks: 1) the problem of Russian text authorship attribution with character n-grams features; and 2) face recognition with well-known datasets (AT&T, FERET and JAFFE) and comparison of color- and gradient-orientation histograms. Our results support the statement that the proposed network provides better accuracy (1-7%) and is much more resistant to change of the smoothing parameter of Gaussian kernel function in comparison with the original PNN.
The usage of the probabilistic neural network with homogeneity testing is proposed in image recognition problem. This decision is shown to be optimal in Bayesian terms if the task is formulated as a statistical testing for homogeneity of query and model images' feature sets. The problem of the lack of computing efficiency with many classes and large dimensions of feature set is discovered. The possibility of its overcoming in the case of discrete features is explored by synthesizing the novel recognition criterion with the comparison of the histograms of query and model images. It is shown that a particular case of this criterion is the nearest neighbor rule with popular measures of similarity, namely, chi-square distance and Jensen-Shannon divergence. The results of experimental research in a problem of face recognition with widely used databases (AT&T, JAFFE) are presented. The proposed approach is demonstrated to achieve better recognition accuracy in comparison with conventional solution with reduction the recognition task to the statistical classification.
A unified methodology for categorizing various complex objects is presented in this book. Through probability theory, novel asymptotically minimax criteria suitable for practical applications in imaging and data analysis are examined including the special cases such as the Jensen-Shannon divergence and the probabilistic neural network. An optimal approximate nearest neighbor search algorithm, which allows faster classification of databases is featured. Rough set theory, sequential analysis and granular computing are used to improve performance of the hierarchical classifiers. Practical examples in face identification (including deep neural networks), isolated commands recognition in voice control system and classification of visemes captured by the Kinect depth camera are included. This approach creates fast and accurate search procedures by using exact probability densities of applied dissimilarity measures.
This book can be used as a guide for independent study and as supplementary material for a technically oriented graduate course in intelligent systems and data mining. Students and researchers interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent classification systems will find answers to:
- Why conventional implementation of the naive Bayesian approach does not work well in image classification?
- How to deal with insufficient performance of hierarchical classification systems?
- Is it possible to prevent an exhaustive search of the nearest neighbor in a database?
In this paper we provide the algebraic description of the minmax problem solutions, which are considered in Huber-Strassen theory providing effective algorithms of searching least favorable pairs. This investigation gives also new insights to understanding well-known algo-rithms for maximizing Shannon entropy and other func-tionals.
A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.
Event logs collected by modern information and technical systems usually contain enough data for automated process models discovery. A variety of algorithms was developed for process models discovery, conformance checking, log to model alignment, comparison of process models, etc., nevertheless a quick analysis of ad-hoc selected parts of a journal still have not get a full-fledged implementation. This paper describes an ROLAP-based method of multidimensional event logs storage for process mining. The result of the analysis of the journal is visualized as directed graph representing the union of all possible event sequences, ranked by their occurrence probability. Our implementation allows the analyst to discover process models for sublogs defined by ad-hoc selection of criteria and value of occurrence probability
The geographic information system (GIS) is based on the first and only Russian Imperial Census of 1897 and the First All-Union Census of the Soviet Union of 1926. The GIS features vector data (shapefiles) of allprovinces of the two states. For the 1897 census, there is information about linguistic, religious, and social estate groups. The part based on the 1926 census features nationality. Both shapefiles include information on gender, rural and urban population. The GIS allows for producing any necessary maps for individual studies of the period which require the administrative boundaries and demographic information.
Existing approaches suggest that IT strategy should be a reflection of business strategy. However, actually organisations do not often follow business strategy even if it is formally declared. In these conditions, IT strategy can be viewed not as a plan, but as an organisational shared view on the role of information systems. This approach generally reflects only a top-down perspective of IT strategy. So, it can be supplemented by a strategic behaviour pattern (i.e., more or less standard response to a changes that is formed as result of previous experience) to implement bottom-up approach. Two components that can help to establish effective reaction regarding new initiatives in IT are proposed here: model of IT-related decision making, and efficiency measurement metric to estimate maturity of business processes and appropriate IT. Usage of proposed tools is demonstrated in practical cases.