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22 October 1993 Multiscale stochastic approach to object detection
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Proceedings Volume 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93; (1993)
Event: Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, 1993, Cambridge, MA, United States
We present a method for object detection based on a novel multiscale stochastic model together with Bayesian estimation techniques. This approach results in a fast, general algorithm which may be easily trained for specific objects. The object model is based on a stochastic tree structure in which each node is an important subassembly of the three dimensional object. Each node or subassembly is modeled using a Gaussian pyramid decomposition. The objective of the algorithm is then to estimate the unknown position of each subassembly, and to determine on the presence of the object. We use a fast multiscale search technique to compute the sequential MAP (SMAP) estimate of the unknown position, scale factor, and 2-D rotation for each subassembly. The search is carried out in a manner similar to a sequential likelihood ratio test, where the process advances in scale rather than time. We use a similar search to estimate the model parameters for a given object from a set of training images.
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Daniel R. Tretter and Charles A. Bouman "Multiscale stochastic approach to object detection", Proc. SPIE 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, (22 October 1993);


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