Visual analogies: A framework for defining aspect categorization

P. Daphne Tsatsoulis, Bryan A. Plummer, David Forsyth

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Analogies are common simple word problems (calf is to cow as x is to sheep?) and we use them to identify analogies between images. Let I[A, θ] be an image of object A at view θ. We show how to learn to choose an image I such that I[A, φ] is to I[A, θ] as I is to I[B, θ]. We introduce a framework to identify an image of a familiar object at an unfamiliar angle and extend our method to treat unfamiliar objects. By doing so, we identify pairs of objects that are good at finding new views of one another. This yields an operational notion of aspectual equivalence: objects are equivalent if they can predict each other’s appearance well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2016 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsGang Hua, Herve Jegou
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319494081
StatePublished - 2016
Event14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 11 2016Oct 14 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9915 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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