روش مدل سازی شبکه های بیزی برای تجزیه و تحلیل رسانه های متقابل
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|29103||2011||19 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||13019 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Signal Processing: Image Communication, Volume 26, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 175–193
Existing methods for the semantic analysis of multimedia, although effective for single-medium scenarios, are inherently flawed in cases where knowledge is spread over different media types. In this work we implement a cross media analysis scheme that takes advantage of both visual and textual information for detecting high-level concepts. The novel aspect of this scheme is the definition and use of a conceptual space where information originating from heterogeneous media types can be meaningfully combined and facilitate analysis decisions. More specifically, our contribution is on proposing a modeling approach for Bayesian Networks that defines this conceptual space and allows evidence originating from the domain knowledge, the application context and different content modalities to support or disproof a certain hypothesis. Using this scheme we have performed experiments on a set of 162 compound documents taken from the domain of car manufacturing industry and 118 581 video shots taken from the TRECVID2010 competition. The obtained results have shown that the proposed modeling approach exploits the complementary effect of evidence extracted across different media and delivers performance improvements compared to the single-medium cases. Moreover, by comparing the performance of the proposed approach with an approach using Support Vector Machines (SVM), we have verified that in a cross media setting the use of generative rather than discriminative models are more suited, mainly due to their ability to smoothly incorporate explicit knowledge and learn from a few examples.
The automatic extraction of semantic metadata from multimedia content has been recognized as a particularly valuable task for various applications of digital content consumption. Current literature has made considerable progress in this direction especially for single-medium scenarios. However, the methods proposed in the literature do not apply in cases where information is spread over different media types and unless considered simultaneously, its contribution cannot be fully exploited by the analysis process. Motivated by this, cross media analysis seeks to enhance semantic metadata extraction by exploiting information across media. Practically, the aim of such methods is to combine the evidence extracted from different media types and accumulate their effect in favor or against a certain hypothesis. These pieces of evidence can belong to different levels of granularity and used differently by the analysis mechanism. For instance, we can consider cross media analysis to be a general fusion problem that is carried out at different levels of abstraction, namely result-level ,  and , extraction-level ,  and  and feature-level ,  and . In the result-level approach, information from each data source is initially extracted separately and, still separately, transformed into conceptual information. Though result-level approaches are closer to human cognition and more suited for exploiting explicit knowledge (i.e., knowledge that is explicitly provided by experts in the form or rules, ontologies or other formal languages for knowledge representation), their major drawback is that each extractor has to produce its own internal evidence in order to extract the conceptual information. In the extractor-level approach the conceptual information is not extracted separately from each modality but instead, the analysis mechanism takes into account evidence from other modalities. Information coming from one medium may assist the information extraction module of another medium, using as input the output of another extractor. However, in contrast to the result-level approaches where knowledge is incorporated into the conceptual space, in this case it can only be exploited as part of a task specific mechanism. The feature-level approach consists in using all low-level features that can be extracted from each medium within the same analysis process. Initially, low-level features (e.g., text-tokens, named entities or image descriptors) are extracted separately from each modality and integrated into a common, concatenated representation. Subsequently, the common representation is used as input for the analysis process (i.e., classification, indexing, etc.). Feature-level analysis aims at exploiting the joint existence of low-level features into the same resource, but it is rather difficult to incorporate explicit knowledge in this case. Our work is motivated by the need to boost the efficiency of cross media analysis using the knowledge explicitly provided by domain experts (i.e., domain knowledge). This was the reason for developing a method that operates on the result-level of abstraction and allows domain knowledge to become part of the inference process. Our method combines the soft evidence (soft in the sense that a confidence degree is attached to every piece of evidence) collected from different media types, to support or disproof a certain hypothesis made about the semantic content of the analyzed resource. Soft evidence are obtained by applying single-medium analyzers on the low-level features of the different media types. Subsequently, these pieces of evidence are used to drive a probabilistic inference process that takes place in a Bayesian Network (BN). The structure and parameters of the BN are constructed by incorporating domain knowledge (expressed using ontologies) and application context (captured by conditional probabilities). We use the soft evidence to update the observable variables of the BN and verify or reject the examined hypothesis based on the posteriori probability of the remaining variables. Fig. 1 demonstrates the functional relations between the components of the proposed cross media analysis scheme. Full-size image (24 K) Fig. 1. Cross media analysis scheme. Figure options The novelty introduced by the proposed method is that it manages to integrate into a common inference framework three types of information: (a) information obtained from the analysis of heterogeneous content (i.e., the output of single-medium analyzers supplied as soft evidence), (b) information about the domain that is provided explicitly, and (c) contextual information that is learned from sample data. Our contribution is on proposing a modeling approach for the BN that results in a conceptual space of likelihood estimates. In this space the evidence originating from the domain knowledge, the application context and the different content modalities can be meaningfully combined and facilitate semantic metadata extraction. We show using content from a real world application taken from the car manufacturing industry as well as from the TRECVID2010 competition, that performing cross media analysis using the proposed method leads to significant improvements compared to the cases where single-medium analyzers act separately. We also prove experimentally that, in a cross media setting, the generative models outperform the discriminative ones in fusing the extracted evidence, mainly due to their ability in efficiently handling prior knowledge and learning from a few examples. The rest of the manuscript is organized as follows. Section 2 details the proposed approach for modeling the BN and determining the conceptual space. Section 3 describes the implemented cross media analysis scheme including details for the utilized single-medium analyzers, as well as the methodology adopted for integrating implicit and explicit knowledge in the BN. Experimental results are presented in Section 4. Section 5 reviews the related literature, while Section 6 concludes our paper and provides references to future work.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this manuscript we have proposed a modeling approach for the BN that determines a conceptual space. This space allows machine learning techniques and probabilistic inference frameworks to be effectively combined for the purpose of semantic multimedia analysis. We have used the proposed conceptual space to combine evidence originating from different multimedia types and perform cross media analysis of compound documents and video shots. Our experiments have verified that there are cases where the information contained in a multi-modal resource can only be extracted if evidence are considered across media. Moreover, it has been proven that information coming from the domain knowledge is particularly useful, especially when dealing with heterogeneous types of content. Interesting were the results showing that when performing cross media analysis at the result-level, the generative models are more suited for incorporating explicit knowledge and outperform the discriminative models that luck a straightforward way to benefit from such knowledge. One important requirement of the presented scheme is that it needs a deep modeling of the analysis context (in terms of engineering the domain ontology and producing cross media annotations), which makes the approach appropriate for cases where this effort is justified by the added value in the application. Our plans for future work include the use of the proposed modeling approach for combining information from more media types (i.e., images, text, sound, sensor data).