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Visipedia circa 2015
Belongie, S.; Perona, P. (2016). Visipedia circa 2015. Pattern Recognition Letters 72: 15-24.
In: Pattern Recognition Letters. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV: Amsterdam. ISSN 0167-8655; e-ISSN 1872-7344, more
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Author keywords
    Visipedia; Visual recognition; Human-machine interaction; Machine learning; Active learning; Wikipedia; Visual psychology; Crowdsourcing; Computer Vision

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  • Belongie, S.
  • Perona, P.

    Visipedia is a network of people and machines designed to harvest and organize visual information and make it accessible to anyone who has a visual query. We discuss technical challenges arising from Visipedia and discuss their implications for pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning and visual psychology. Amongst these are discovering visual information that is implicit in experts’ brains and in crowds of people and estimating its accuracy. To motivate our thinking we explore a case study, an automated field guide to the birds of North America. We conclude by discussing research directions that are necessary to make progress on Visipedia. An important realisation is that the study of ‘computer vision’ and ‘machine learning’ has to be broadened to include the process of information discovery and the dynamic interaction of people and machines in this context. Human-machine systems with no oracle are now within the scope of pattern recognition, machine learning and computer vision.

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