Partial Derivative Guidance for Weak Classifier Mining in Pedestrian Detection

Chang LIU  Guijin WANG  Chunxiao LIU  Xinggang LIN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E94-D   No.8   pp.1721-1724
Publication Date: 2011/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E94.D.1721
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
Keyword: 
pedestrian detection,  partial derivative,  classifier mining,  HOG,  boosting,  

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Summary: 
Boosting over weak classifiers is widely used in pedestrian detection. As the number of weak classifiers is large, researchers always use a sampling method over weak classifiers before training. The sampling makes the boosting process harder to reach the fixed target. In this paper, we propose a partial derivative guidance for weak classifier mining method which can be used in conjunction with a boosting algorithm. Using weak classifier mining method makes the sampling less degraded in the performance. It has the same effect as testing more weak classifiers while using acceptable time. Experiments demonstrate that our algorithm can process quicker than [1] algorithm in both training and testing, without any performance decrease. The proposed algorithms is easily extending to any other boosting algorithms using a window-scanning style and HOG-like features.