PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

A boundary-fragment-model for object detection
Andreas Opelt, A. Pinz and Andrew Zisserman
In: ECCV 2006, 7-13 May 2006, Graz, Austrai.


The objective of this work is the detection of object classes, such as airplanes or horses. Instead of using a model based on salient image fragments, we show that object class detection is also possible using only the object's boundary. To this end, we develop a novel learning technique to extract class-discriminative boundary fragments. In addition to their shape, these "codebook" entries also determine the object's centroid (in the manner of Leibe et al.). Boosting is used to select discriminative combinations of boundary fragments (weak detectors) to form a strong "Boundary-Fragment-Model" (BFM) detector. The generative aspect of the model is used to determine an approximate segmentation. We demonstrate the following results: (i) the BFM detector is able to represent and detect object classes principally dened by their shape, rather than their appearance; and (ii) in comparison with other published results on several object classes (airplanes, cars-rear, cows) the BFM detector is able to exceed previous performances, and to achieve this with less supervision (such as the number of training images).

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:2096
Deposited By:Mudigonda Pawan Kumar
Deposited On:01 May 2006