Learning Image to Symbol Conversion

Malini Bhandaru, Bruce Draper and Victor Lesser

A common paradigm in object recognition is to extract symbolic and/or numeric features from an image as a preprocessing step for classification. The machine learning and pattern recognition communities have produced many techniques for classifying instances given such features. In contrast, learning to extract a distinguishing set of features that will lead to unambiguous instance classification has received comparatively little attention. We propose a learning paradigm that integrates feature extraction and classifier induction, exploiting their close interrelationship to give improved classification performance.


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