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Deep Fuzzy Tree for Large-Scale Hierarchical Visual Classification

Wang, Yu; Hu, Qinghua; Zhu, Pengfei; Li, Linhao; Lu, Bingxu; Garibaldi, Jonathan M.; Li, Xianling


Yu Wang

Qinghua Hu

Pengfei Zhu

Linhao Li

Bingxu Lu

Jonathan M. Garibaldi

Xianling Li


Deep learning models often use a flat softmax layer to classify samples after feature extraction in visual classification tasks. However, it is hard to make a single decision of finding the true label from massive classes. In this scenario, hierarchical classification is proved to be an effective solution and can be utilized to replace the softmax layer. A key issue of hierarchical classification is to construct a good label structure, which is very significant for classification performance. Several works have been proposed to address the issue, but they have some limits and are almost designed heuristically. In this paper, inspired by fuzzy rough set theory, we propose a deep fuzzy tree model which learns a better tree structure and classifiers for hierarchical classification with theory guarantee. Experimental results show the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed model in various visual classification datasets.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-07
Journal IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Print ISSN 1063-6706
Electronic ISSN 1941-0034
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 7
Pages 1395-1406
APA6 Citation Wang, Y., Hu, Q., Zhu, P., Li, L., Lu, B., Garibaldi, J. M., & Li, X. (2020). Deep Fuzzy Tree for Large-Scale Hierarchical Visual Classification. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 28(7), 1395-1406.
Keywords Control and Systems Engineering; Computational Theory and Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Artificial Intelligence
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