Learning the semantics of words and pictures

K. Barnard, D. Forsyth

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We present a statistical model for organizing image collections which integrates semantic information provided by associated text and visual information provided by image features. The model is very promising for information retrieval tasks such as database browsing and searching for images based on text and/or image features. Furthermore, since the model learns relationships between text and image features, it can be used for novel applications such as associating words with pictures and unsupervised learning for object recognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2001
Event8th International Conference on Computer Vision - Vancouver, BC, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2001Jul 12 2001


Other8th International Conference on Computer Vision
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVancouver, BC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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