Multiresolution models for object detection
icon Most current approaches to recognition aim to be scale-invariant. However, the cues available for recognizing a 300 pixel tall object are qualitatively different from those for recognizing a 3 pixel tall object. We argue that for sensors with finite resolution, one should instead use scale-variant, or multiresolution representations that adapt in complexity to the size of a putative detection window. We describe a multiresolution model that acts as a deformable part-based model when scoring large instances and a rigid template with scoring small instances. We also examine the interplay of resolution and context, and demonstrate that context is most helpful for detecting low-resolution instances when local models are limited in discriminative power. We demonstrate impressive results on the Caltech Pedestrian benchmark, which contains object instances at a wide range of scales. Whereas recent state-of-the-art methods demonstrate missed detection rates of 86%-37% at 1 false- positive-per-image, our multiresolution model reduces the rate to 29%.

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Dennis Park, Deva Ramanan, and Charless Fowlkes. Multiresolution models for object detection. In ECCV. 2010.

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    author = "Park, Dennis and Ramanan, Deva and Fowlkes, Charless",
    booktitle = "ECCV",
    year = "2010",
    title = "Multiresolution models for object detection",
    tag = "object_recognition"