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Pair normalized channel feature and statistics-based learning for high-performance pedestrian detection
Author(s): Bobo Zeng; Guijin Wang; Zhiwei Ruan; Xinggang Lin; Long Meng
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Paper Abstract

High-performance pedestrian detection with good accuracy and fast speed is an important yet challenging task in computer vision. We design a novel feature named pair normalized channel feature (PNCF), which simultaneously combines and normalizes two channel features in image channels, achieving a highly discriminative power and computational efficiency. PNCF applies to both gradient channels and color channels so that shape and appearance information are described and integrated in the same feature. To efficiently explore the formidably large PNCF feature space, we propose a statistics-based feature learning method to select a small number of potentially discriminative candidate features, which are fed into the boosting algorithm. In addition, channel compression and a hybrid pyramid are employed to speed up the multiscale detection. Experiments illustrate the effectiveness of PNCF and its learning method. Our proposed detector outperforms the state-of-the-art on several benchmark datasets in both detection accuracy and efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(7) 077206 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.7.077206
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 7
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Bobo Zeng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Guijin Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Zhiwei Ruan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xinggang Lin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Long Meng, Beijing Mingrui Automatic Technology Co. (China)

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