In order to encode the class correlation and class specific information in
image representation, we propose a new local feature learning approach named
Deep Discriminative and Shareable Feature Learning (DDSFL). DDSFL aims to
hierarchically learn feature transformation filter banks to transform raw pixel
image patches to features...
The learned filter banks are expected to: (1) encode
common visual patterns of a flexible number of categories; (2) encode
discriminative information; and (3) hierarchically extract patterns at
different visual levels. Particularly, in each single layer of DDSFL, shareable
filters are jointly learned for classes which share the similar patterns. Discriminative power of the filters is achieved by enforcing the features from
the same category to be close, while features from different categories to be
far away from each other. Furthermore, we also propose two exemplar selection
methods to iteratively select training data for more efficient and effective
learning. Based on the experimental results, DDSFL can achieve very promising
performance, and it also shows great complementary effect to the
state-of-the-art Caffe features.