Locality constrained sparse representation for cat recognition

Yu Chen Chen, Shintami C. Hidayati, Wen Huang Cheng, Min-Chun Hu, Kai Lung Hua

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Cat (Felis catus) plays an important social role within our society and can provide considerable emotional support for their owners. Missing, swapping, theft, and false insurance claims of cat have become global problem throughout the world. Reliable cat identification is thus an essential factor in the effective management of the owned cat population. The traditional cat identification methods by permanent (e.g., tattoos, microchip, ear tips/notches, and freeze branding), semi-permanent (e.g., identification collars and ear tags), or temporary (e.g., paint/dye and radio transmitters) procedures are not robust to provide adequate level of security. Moreover, these methods might have adverse effects on the cats. Though the work on animal identification based on their phenotype appearance (face and coat patterns) has received much attention in recent years, however none of them specifically targets cat. In this paper, we therefore propose a novel biometrics method to recognize cat by exploiting their noses that are believed to be a unique identifier by cat professionals. As the pioneer of this research topic, we first collect a Cat Database that contains 700 cat nose images from 70 different cats. Based on this dataset, we design a representative dictionary with data locality constraint for cat identification. Experimental results well demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method compared to several state-of-the-art feature-based algorithms.

主出版物標題MultiMedia Modeling - 22nd International Conference, MMM 2016, Proceedings
編輯Richang Hong, Nicu Sebe, Qi Tian, Guo-Jun Qi, Benoit Huet, Xueliang Liu
發行者Springer Verlag
出版狀態Published - 2016 一月 1
事件22nd International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling, MMM 2016 - Miami, United States
持續時間: 2016 一月 42016 一月 6


名字Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Other22nd International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling, MMM 2016
國家/地區United States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 理論電腦科學
  • 電腦科學(全部)


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