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Active Skeleton for Non-rigid Object Detection

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Active Skeleton for Non-rigid Object Detection
We present a shape-based algorithm for detecting and recognizing non-rigid objects from natural images. The existing literature in this domain often cannot model the objects very well. In this paper, we use the skeleton (medial axis) information to capture the main structure of an object, which has the particular advantage in modeling articulation and non-rigid deformation. Given a set of training samples, a tree-union structure is learned on the extracted skeletons to model the variation in configuration. Each branch on the skeleton is associated with a few part-based templates, modeling the object boundary information. We then apply sum-and-max algorithm to perform rapid object detection by matching the skeleton-based active template to the edge map extracted from a test image. The algorithm reports the detection result by a composition of the local maximum responses. Compared with the alternatives on this topic, our algorithm requires less training samples. It is si...
Xiang Bai, Xinggang Wang, Longin Jan Latecki, Weny
Added 13 Jul 2009
Updated 10 Jan 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICCV
Authors Xiang Bai, Xinggang Wang, Longin Jan Latecki, Wenyu Liu, Zhuowen Tu
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