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Improving pedestrian detection using convolutional neural network and saliency detection
Author(s): Mounir Errami; Mohammed Rziza; Abdelmoula Haboub
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Paper Abstract

Convolutional neural networks have achieved excellent results in pedestrian detection state of the art. They are able to learn features from raw images which makes them easy, practical and robust for multiple visual classification tasks. In this paper, we propose a further improvement of convolutional neural networks using saliency detection. First, we use contourlet transform for saliency detection to generate a region of interest (ROI). The generated saliency maps are then used to feed the convolutional network which will be used for both feature extraction and classification. The paper contribution is two fold : (1) We use saliency detection as a filter to remove the noisy information in the background, which allow the network to converge faster during the training process. (2) Saliency reduced complexity of the road scene which improve significantly the CNN classification performance. Experiments conducted on INRIA and Pascal VOC datasets achieves state-of-the-art performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11172, Fourteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision, 111720K (16 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2522646
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Mounir Errami, Mohammed V. Univ. (Morocco)
Mohammed Rziza, Mohammed V. Univ. (Morocco)
Abdelmoula Haboub, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11172:
Fourteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision
Christophe Cudel; Stéphane Bazeille; Nicolas Verrier, Editor(s)

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