Grant Van Horn

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We propose an architecture for fine-grained visual categorization that approaches expert human performance in the classification of bird species. Our architecture first computes an estimate of the object’s pose; this is used to compute local image features which are, in turn, used for classification. The features are computed by applying deep convolutional(More)
We introduce tools and methodologies to collect high quality, large scale fine-grained computer vision datasets using citizen scientists - crowd annotators who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific domains such as birds or airplanes. We worked with citizen scientists and domain experts to collect NABirds, a new high quality dataset containing(More)
Current human-in-the-loop fine-grained visual categorization systems depend on a predefined vocabulary of attributes and parts, usually determined by experts. In this work, we move away from that expert-driven and attribute-centric paradigm and present a novel interactive classification system that incorporates computer vision and perceptual similarity(More)
We present a visual recognition system for fine-grained visual categorization. The system is composed of a human and a machine working together and combines the complementary strengths of computer vision algorithms and (non-expert) human users. The human users provide two heterogeneous forms of information object part clicks and answers to multiple choice(More)
We introduce a method to greatly reduce the amount of redundant annotations required when crowdsourcing annotations such as bounding boxes, parts, and class labels. For example, if two Mechanical Turkers happen to click on the same pixel location when annotating a part in a given image–an event that is very unlikely to occur by random(More)
This paper introduces the Tropel system which enables non-technical users to create arbitrary visual detectors without first annotating a training set. Our primary contribution is a crowd active learning pipeline that is seeded with only a single positive example and an unlabeled set of training images. We examine the crowd’s ability to train visual(More)
We propose an iterative crowd-enabled active learning algorithm for building high-precision visual classifiers from unlabeled images. Our method employs domain experts to identify a small number of examples of a specific visual event. These expert-labeled examples seed a classifier, which is then iteratively trained by active querying of a non-expert crowd.(More)
Existing image classification datasets used in computer vision tend to have an even number of images for each object category. In contrast, the natural world is heavily imbalanced, as some species are more abundant and easier to photograph than others. To encourage further progress in challenging real world conditions we present the iNaturalist Challenge(More)
The world is long-tailed. What does this mean for computer vision and visual recognition? The main two implications are (1) the number of categories we need to consider in applications can be very large, and (2) the number of training examples for most categories can be very small. Current visual recognition algorithms have achieved excellent classification(More)