Fast concurrent object localization and recognition

TitleFast concurrent object localization and recognition
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTom Yeh, Lee JJ, Darrell T
Conference NameComputer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009. CVPR 2009. IEEE Conference on
Date Published2009/06//
ISBN Number978-1-4244-3992-8

Object localization and recognition are important problems in computer vision. However, in many applications, exhaustive search over all object models and image locations is computationally prohibitive. While several methods have been proposed to make either recognition or localization more efficient, few have dealt with both tasks simultaneously. This paper proposes an efficient method for concurrent object localization and recognition based on a data-dependent multi-class branch-and-bound formalism. Existing bag-of-features recognition techniques which can be expressed as weighted combinations of feature counts can be readily adapted to our method. We present experimental results that demonstrate the merit of our algorithm in terms of recognition accuracy, localization accuracy, and speed, compared to baseline approaches including exhaustive search, implicit-shape model (ISM), and efficient sub-window search (ESS). Moreover, we develop two extensions to consider non-rectangular bounding regions-composite boxes and polygons-and demonstrate their ability to achieve higher recognition scores compared to traditional rectangular bounding boxes.