PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

``Who are you?'' -- Learning person specific classifiers from video
Josef Sivic, Mark Everingham and Andrew Zisserman
In: CVPR, 20-25 Jun 2009, Miami, USA.


We investigate the problem of automatically labelling faces of characters in TV or movie material with their names, using only weak supervision from automatically aligned subtitle and script text. Our previous work (Everingham et al. BMVC 2006) demonstrated promising results on the task, but the coverage of the method (proportion of video labelled) and generalization was limited by a restriction to frontal faces and nearest neighbour classification. In this paper we build on that method, extending the coverage greatly by the detection and recognition of characters in profile views. In addition, we make the following contributions: (i) seamless tracking, integration and recognition of profile and frontal detections, and (ii) a character specific multiple kernel classifier which is able to learn the features best able to discriminate between the characters. We report results on seven episodes of the TV series ``Buffy the Vampire Slayer", demonstrating significantly increased coverage and performance with respect to previous methods on this material.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:5403
Deposited By:Karteek Alahari
Deposited On:11 June 2009