Tat-Seng Chua

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This paper introduces a web image dataset created by NUS's Lab for Media Search. The dataset includes: (1) 269,648 images and the associated tags from Flickr, with a total of 5,018 unique tags; (2) six types of low-level features extracted from these images, including 64-D color histogram, 144-D color correlogram, 73-D edge direction histogram, 128-D(More)
We propose a multiple source domain adaptation method, referred to as Domain Adaptation Machine (DAM), to learn a robust decision function (referred to as <i>target classifier</i>) for label prediction of patterns from the target domain by leveraging a set of pre-computed classifiers (referred to as <i>auxiliary/source classifiers</i>) independently learned(More)
The problem of recognizing actions in realistic videos is challenging yet absorbing owing to its great potentials in many practical applications. Most previous research is limited due to the use of simplified action databases under controlled environments or focus on excessively localized features without sufficiently encapsulating the spatio-temporal(More)
To learn the preferential visual attention given by humans to specific image content, we present an eye fixation database compiled from a pool of 758 images and 75 subjects. Eye fixations are an excellent modality to learn semantics-driven human understanding of images, which is vastly different from feature-driven approaches employed by saliency(More)
While traditional question answering (QA) systems tailored to the TREC QA task work relatively well for simple questions, they do not suffice to answer real world questions. The community-based QA systems offer this service well, as they contain large archives of such questions where manually crafted answers are directly available. However, finding similar(More)
Modeling and recognizing landmarks at world-scale is a useful yet challenging task. There exists no readily available list of worldwide landmarks. Obtaining reliable visual models for each landmark can also pose problems, and efficiency is another challenge for such a large scale system. This paper leverages the vast amount of multimedia data on the Web,(More)
State-of-the-art question answering (QA) systems employ term-density ranking to retrieve answer passages. Such methods often retrieve incorrect passages as relationships among question terms are not considered. Previous studies attempted to address this problem by matching dependency relations between questions and answers. They used strict matching, which(More)
Most word embedding models typically represent each word using a single vector, which makes these models indiscriminative for ubiquitous homonymy and polysemy. In order to enhance discriminativeness, we employ latent topic models to assign topics for each word in the text corpus, and learn topical word embeddings (TWE) based on both words and their topics.(More)
Recent research in video retrieval has focused on automated, highlevel feature indexing on shots or frames. One important application of such indexing is to support precise video retrieval. We report on extensions of this semantic indexing on news video retrieval. First, we utilize extensive query analysis to relate various high-level features and query(More)