Pedestrian Detection: An Evaluation of the State of the Art

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Pedestrian Detection: An Evaluation of the State of the Art
—Pedestrian detection is a key problem in computer vision, with several applications that have the potential to positively impact quality of life. In recent years, the number of approaches to detecting pedestrians in monocular images has grown steadily. However, multiple datasets and widely varying evaluation protocols are used, making direct comparisons difficult. To address these shortcomings, we perform an extensive evaluation of the state of the art in a unified framework. We make three primary contributions: (1) we put together a large, well-annotated and realistic monocular pedestrian detection dataset and study the statistics of the size, position and occlusion patterns of pedestrians in urban scenes, (2) we propose a refined per-frame evaluation methodology that allows us to carry out probing and informative comparisons, including measuring performance in relation to scale and occlusion, and (3) we evaluate the performance of sixteen pre-trained state-of-the-art detectors ...
Piotr Dollár, Christian Wojek, Bernt Schiel
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where PAMI
Authors Piotr Dollár, Christian Wojek, Bernt Schiele, Pietro Perona
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