Bayesian Body Localization Using Mixture of Nonlinear Shape Models

Jiayong Zhang, Robert Collins, and Yanxi Liu
International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV'05), October, 2005, pp. 725 - 732.


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Abstract
We present a 2D model-based approach to localizing human body in images viewed from arbitrary and unknown angles. The central component is a statistical shape representation of the nonrigid and articulated body contours, where a non- linear deformation is decomposed based on the concept of parts. Several image cues are combined to relate the body configuration to the observed image, with self-occlusion ex- plicitly treated. To accommodate large viewpoint changes, a mixture of view-dependent models is employed. Inference is done by direct sampling of the posterior mixture, using Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) simulation enhanced with annealing and kernel move. The fitting method is indepen- dent of the number of mixture components, and does not require the preselection of a "correct" viewpoint. The mod- els were trained on a large number of interactively labeled gait images. Preliminary tests demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach.

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Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Jiayong Zhang, Robert Collins, and Yanxi Liu, "Bayesian Body Localization Using Mixture of Nonlinear Shape Models," International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV'05), October, 2005, pp. 725 - 732.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Zhang_2005_5082,
   author = "Jiayong Zhang and Robert Collins and Yanxi Liu",
   title = "Bayesian Body Localization Using Mixture of Nonlinear Shape Models",
   booktitle = "International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV'05)",
   pages = "725 - 732",
   month = "October",
   year = "2005",
}