Supervised dictionary learning

Journal Article

It is now well established that sparse signal models are well suited for restoration tasks and can be effectively learned from audio, image, and video data. Recent research has been aimed at learning discriminative sparse models instead of purely reconstructive ones. This paper proposes a new step in that direction, with a novel sparse representation for signals belonging to different classes in terms of a shared dictionary and discriminative class models. The linear version of the proposed model admits a simple probabilistic interpretation, while its most general variant admits an interpretation in terms of kernels. An optimization framework for learning all the components of the proposed model is presented, along with experimental results on standard handwritten digit and texture classification tasks.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mairal, J; Bach, F; Ponce, J; Sapiro, G; Zisserman, A

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

  • Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21 - Proceedings of the 2008 Conference

Start / End Page

  • 1033 - 1040