Combining Spatial Proximity and Temporal Continuity for Learning Invariant Representations

Kursun O. , Aytekin T.

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 29 August 2012, pp.871-873 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/asonam.2012.157
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.871-873


Location and time are two critical aspects of most security-related events, and thus, spatiotemporal data analysis plays a central role in many security-related applications. The human brain has great capabilities of developing invariant representations of objects by taking advantage of both spatial similarity of features of objects/events and their relative timings (temporal information). Trace learning rule is one well-known solution for this problem of combining temporal relations with spatial proximity in clustering tasks such as the one performed by self organizing maps. In this work, we investigate a two stage mechanism: i) finding local clusters using spatial proximity, ii) grouping these clusters as suggested by temporal continuity patterns. We show our experimental results on a movie created from face images.