Personalized Photo Ranking and Selection System

We have proposed a novel personalized ranking system for amateur photos. While the features used in our system are similar to previous works, new features such as texture, RGB color, portrait (through face detection), and black-and-white are included for individual preferences. Although automatically ranking award-wining professional photos may not be a sensible pursuit, such an approach may be reasonable for photos taken by amateurs, especially when individual preference is taken into account. We show that (1) The performance of our system in terms of precision-recall diagram and binary classification accuracy (93%) is close to the best results to date for both overall system and individual features. (2) Two personalized ranking user interfaces are provided: the feature-based and example-based. Both are effective in providing personalized preferences, and twice more people prefer example-based in our user study.


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