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Issue No.10 - October (2008 vol.30)

pp: 1713-1727

Oncel Tuzel , Rutgers University, Piscataway

Fatih Porikli , Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs., Cambridge

Peter Meer , Rutgers University, Piscataway

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPAMI.2008.75

ABSTRACT

We present a new algorithm to detect pedestrian in still images utilizing covariance matrices as object descriptors. Since the descriptors do not form a vector space, well known machine learning techniques are not well suited to learn the classifiers. The space of d-dimensional nonsingular covariance matrices can be represented as a connected Riemannian manifold. The main contribution of the paper is a novel approach for classifying points lying on a connected Riemannian manifold using the geometry of the space. The algorithm is tested on INRIA and DaimlerChrysler pedestrian datasets where superior detection rates are observed over the previous approaches.

INDEX TERMS

Object recognition, Scene Analysis, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Computing Methodologies, Vision and Scene Understanding, Machine learning

CITATION

Oncel Tuzel, Fatih Porikli, Peter Meer, "Pedestrian Detection via Classification on Riemannian Manifolds",

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