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Performance of two multiscale texture algorithms in classifying silver gelatine paper via k-nearest neighbors

Basinet, Kirsten R. and Klein, Andrew G. and Abry, Patrice and Roux, Stéphane and Wendt, Herwig and Messier, Paul Performance of two multiscale texture algorithms in classifying silver gelatine paper via k-nearest neighbors. (2018) In: IEEE 25th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2018), 7 October 2018 - 10 October 2018 (Athens, Greece).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2018.8451730


As part of the Historic Photographic Paper Classification Challenge, a multitude of approaches to quantifying paper texture similarity have been developed. These approaches have yielded encouraging results when applied to very controlled datasets containing photomicrographs of familiar specimens. In this paper, we report on the k-nearest neighbors classification performance of two multiscale analysis-based texture similarity approaches when applied to a much larger reference collection of silver gelatin photographic papers. The clusters for this data set were derived from a visual sorting experiment conducted by art conservators and paper experts later extended through crowd-sourcing. The results show that these texture similarity approaches, when combined with a simple k-nearest neighbors classification algorithm, yield workable performances with accuracy of up to 69%. We discuss this outcome in the context of available data and the cross-validation procedure used, then provide suggestions for improvement.

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HAL Id:hal-02279362
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon - ENS de Lyon (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Claude Bernard-Lyon I - UCBL (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Lyon - UDL (FRANCE)
Other partners > Western Washington University - WWU (USA)
Other partners > Yale University (USA)
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ANR : Agence nationale de la recherche (France)
Deposited On:22 Jul 2019 12:41

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