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Selection of Scale-Invariant Parts for Object Class Recognition

Gyuri Dorkó 1 Cordelia Schmid 1
1 LEAR - Learning and recognition in vision
GRAVIR - IMAG - Laboratoire d'informatique GRAphique, VIsion et Robotique de Grenoble, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : FR71
Abstract : We introduce a novel method for constructing and selecting scale-invariant object parts. Scale-invariant local descriptors are first grouped into basic parts. A classifier is then learned for each of these parts, and feature selection is used to determine the most discriminative ones. This approach allows robust pan detection, and it is invariant under scale changes-that is, neither the training images nor the test images have to be normalized. The proposed method is evaluated in car detection tasks with significant variations in viewing conditions, and promising results are demonstrated. Different local regions, classifiers and feature selection methods are quantitatively compared. Our evaluation shows that local invariant descriptors are an appropriate representation for object classes such as cars, and it underlines the importance of feature selection.
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Gyuri Dorkó, Cordelia Schmid. Selection of Scale-Invariant Parts for Object Class Recognition. 9th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV '03), Oct 2003, Nice, France. pp.634--640, ⟨10.1109/ICCV.2003.1238407⟩. ⟨inria-00548234⟩

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