Robustly and automatically detecting multi-object is an important and challenging task in complex and dynamic scenarios where the object features, illumination and background etc., are often time-variable. In this paper, a novel frame work of multi-object detection is presented based on multi-orientation saliency features fusion. Firstly, four orientations Gabor filtering is used to extract the saliency features from image sequence. Then, grayscale morphological processing, area filtering and binarization are employed to highlight the possible object regions. Furthermore, the duty ratio and scale ratio of every possible region are utilized to select the candidate object regions. Finally, the intersection states among four orientations candidate regions are judged, and the optimal object region is obtained by weighted fusing in terms of intersection area and candidate region duty ratios. Results from experiments show the excellent performance of the proposed algorithm in unrestrained and complex scenarios.
We improved classic retinal modeling to alleviate the adverse effect of complex illumination on face recognition and extracted robust image features. Our improvements on classic retinal modeling included three aspects. First, a combined filtering scheme was applied to simulate functions of horizontal and amacrine cells for accurate local illumination estimation. Second, we developed an optimal threshold method for illumination classification. Finally, we proposed an adaptive factor acquisition model based on the arctangent function. Experimental results on the combined Yale B; the Carnegie Mellon University poses, illumination, and expression; and the Labeled Face Parts in the Wild databases show that the proposed method can effectively alleviate illumination difference of images under complex illumination conditions, which is helpful for improving the accuracy of face recognition and that of facial feature point detection.