GRIFT: A graphical model for inferring visual classification features from human data

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 20 (NIPS 2007)

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Michael Ross, Andrew Cohen


This paper describes a new model for human visual classification that enables the recovery of image features that explain human subjects' performance on different visual classification tasks. Unlike previous methods, this algorithm does not model their performance with a single linear classifier operating on raw image pixels. Instead, it models classification as the combination of multiple feature detectors. This approach extracts more information about human visual classification than has been previously possible with other methods and provides a foundation for further exploration.