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16 February 2006 Probabilistic multi-resolution human classification
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Recently there has been some interest in using infrared cameras for human detection because of the sharply decreasing prices of infrared cameras. The training data used in our work for developing the probabilistic template consists images known to contain humans in different poses and orientation but having the same height. Multiresolution templates are performed. They are based on contour and edges. This is done so that the model does not learn the intensity variations among the background pixels and intensity variations among the foreground pixels. Each template at every level is then translated so that the centroid of the non-zero pixels matches the geometrical center of the image. After this normalization step, for each pixel of the template, the probability of it being pedestrian is calculated based on the how frequently it appears as 1 in the training data. We also use periodicity gait to verify the pedestrian in a Bayesian manner for the whole blob in a probabilistic way. The videos had quite a lot of variations in the scenes, sizes of people, amount of occlusions and clutter in the backgrounds as is clearly evident. Preliminary experiments show the robustness.
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Jun Tu and H. Ran "Probabilistic multi-resolution human classification", Proc. SPIE 6064, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning, 60641M (16 February 2006);

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