21 February 2012 Similarity pyramid: browsing a document database with respect to visual similarity
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Proceedings Volume 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III; 83020M (2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915679
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2012, Burlingame, California, United States
Abstract
Managing large document databases has become an important task. Sorting documents with respect to their visual similarity and layout features, and visualization of the whole document database is a desirable application. A user may wish to search for documents in a database that are similar to a query in temrs of their stylistic features, or he/she may want to browse the whole database. In these tasks, clustering similar documents and organizing the document database with respect to the clusters is preferable to presenting documents in a random order. In this paper, we propose organization of single-page documents in a 3-D hierarchical structure called a similarity pyramid. The pyramid is constructed from a stack of document database embeddings on a 2-D surface with the help of a nonlinear dimensionality reduction algorithm called Isomap. The mapping algorithm preserves similarity distances between documents by mapping documents that are close to each other in a feature space to points on low-dimensional surface that are close to each other. Higher levels of the pyramid consist of document image icons that represent a large group of roughly similar documents, whereas lower levels contain document image icons representing small groups of very similar documents. A user can browse the database by moving along a certain level of a pyramid by moving between dierent levels
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Ildus Ahmadullin, Jan Allebach, "Similarity pyramid: browsing a document database with respect to visual similarity", Proc. SPIE 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III, 83020M (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.915679
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Expectation maximization algorithms

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