Viewpoint-Invariant Learning and Detection of Human Heads
Markus Weber, Wolfgang Einhaeuser, Max Welling, Pietro Perona
icon We present a method to learn models of human heads for the purpose of detection from different viewing angles. We focus on a model where objects are represented as constel- lations of rigid features (parts). Variability is represented by a joint probability density function (pdf) on the shape of the constellation. In a first stage, the method automatically identifies distinctive features in the training set using an in- terest operator followed by vector quantization. The set of model parameters, including the shape pdf, is then learned using expectation maximization. Experiments show good generalization performance to novel viewpoints and unseen faces. Performance is above 90% correct with less than 1s computation time per image.

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Markus Weber, Wolfgang Einhaeuser, Max Welling, and Pietro Perona. Viewpoint-invariant learning and detection of human heads. In AFGR, 20–27. 2000.

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    AUTHOR = "Weber, Markus and Einhaeuser, Wolfgang and Welling, Max and Perona, Pietro",
    TAG = "object_recognition",
    TITLE = "Viewpoint-Invariant Learning and Detection of Human Heads",
    YEAR = "2000",
    PAGES = "20-27",
    BIBSOURCE = ""