Pedestrian Detection for Counting Applications Using a Top-View Camera

Xue YUAN  Xue-Ye WEI  Yong-Duan SONG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E94-D   No.6   pp.1269-1277
Publication Date: 2011/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E94.D.1269
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
Keyword: 
pedestrian detection,  top-view camera,  people counting,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a pedestrian detection framework using a top-view camera. The paper contains two novel contributions for the pedestrian detection task: 1. Using shape context method to estimate the pedestrian directions and normalizing the pedestrian regions. 2. Based on the locations of the extracted head candidates, system chooses the most adaptive classifier from several classifiers automatically. Our proposed methods may solve the difficulties on top-view pedestrian detection field. Experimental was performed on video sequences with different illumination and crowed conditions, the experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of our algorithm.