Learning Shape Prior Models for Object Matching

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Learning Shape Prior Models for Object Matching
The aim of this work is to learn a shape prior model for an object class and to improve shape matching with the learned shape prior. Given images of example instances, we can learn a mean shape of the object class as well as the variations of non-affine and affine transformations separately based on the thin plate spline (TPS) parameterization. Unlike previous methods, for learning, we represent shapes by vector fields instead of features which makes our learning approach general. During shape matching, we inject the shape prior knowledge and make the matching result consistent with the training examples. This is achieved by an extension of the TPS-RPM algorithm which finds a closed form solution for the TPS transformation coherent with the learned transformations. We test our approach by using it to learn shape prior models for all the five object classes in the ETHZ Shape Classes. The results show that the learning accuracy is better than previous work and the learne...
Cordelia Schmid, Frédéric Jurie, Tin
Added 09 May 2009
Updated 10 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CVPR
Authors Cordelia Schmid, Frédéric Jurie, Tingting Jiang
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