PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

A Hierarchical System for Recognition, Tracking and Pose Estimation, Cognitive Vision Systems
P. Zehnder, E. Koller-Meier, R. Fransens and L. Van Gool
In: Cognitive Vision Systems (2005) Springer , pp. 329-340.


This chapter presents a system for the recognition, tracking and pose estimation of people in video sequences. It is based on a careful selection of Haar wavelet features and uses Support Vector Machines (SVM) in spaces of reduced dimensionality for classification. Recognition is carried out hierarchically by using a set of detectors and discriminators for people and poses. The characteristic fea- tures used in the individual nodes are learned automatically. Tracking is solved via a particle filter that utilizes the SVM output and a first order kinematic model to obtain a robust scheme that successfully handles occlusion, different poses and camera zooms.

EPrint Type:Book Section
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:User Modelling for Computer Human Interaction
ID Code:1448
Deposited By:Philipp Zehnder
Deposited On:28 November 2005