Yu-Hsiu Chen, Ting-Hsuan Chao, Sheng-Yi Bai, Yen-Liang Lin, Wen-Chin Chen, Winston H. Hsu
ACM Multimedia 2015: 855-858
Publication year: 2015

With the popularity of social media nowadays, tons of photos are uploaded everyday. To understand the image content, image classification becomes a very essential technique for plenty of applications (e.g., object detection, image caption generation). Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) has been shown as the state-of-the-art approach for image classification. However, one of the characteristics in social media photos is that they are often applied with photo filters, especially on Instagram. We find that prior works do not aware of this trend in social media photos and fail on filtered images. Thus, we propose a novel CNN architecture that utilizes the power of pairwise constraint by combining Siamese network and the proposed adaptive margin contrastive loss with our discriminative pair sampling method to solve the problem of filter bias. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work to tackle filter bias on CNN and achieve state-of-the-art performance on a filtered subset of ILSVRC2012.

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