Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

Abstract This paper presents a new model for the description and recognition of distorted shapes, where the image is represented by a pixel density distribution based on the Blurred Shape Model combined with a non-linear image deformation model. This leads to an adaptive structure able to capture elastic deformations in shapes. This method has been […]

A Shortest Path Approach for Vibrating Line Detection and Tracking (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract This paper describes an approach based on the shortest path method for the detection and tracking of vibrating lines. The detection and tracking of vibrating structures, such as lines and cables, is of great importance in areas such as civil engineering, but the specificities of these scenarios make it a hard problem to tackle. […]

And-Or Graph Grammar for Architectural Floor Plan Representation, Learning and Recognition. A Semantic, Structural and Hierarchical Model (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract This paper presents a syntactic model for architectural floor plan interpretation. A stochastic image grammar over an And-Or graph is inferred to represent the hierarchical, structural and semantic relations between elements of all possible floor plans. This grammar is augmented with three different probabilistic models, learnt from a training set, to account the frequency […]

Linear Prediction Based Mixture Models for Event Detection in Video Sequences (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract In this paper, we propose a method for the detection of irregularities in time series, based on linear prediction. We demonstrate how we can estimate the linear predictor by solving the Yule Walker equations, and how we can combine several predictors in a simple mixture model. In several tests, we compare our model to […]

A Visual Saliency Map Based on Random Sub-window Means (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract In this article, we propose a simple and efficient method for computing an image saliency map, which performs well on both salient region detection and as well as eye gaze prediction tasks. A large number of distinct sub-windows with random co-ordinates and scales are generated over an image. The saliency descriptor of a pixel […]

There Is More Than One Way to Get Out of a Car: Automatic Mode Finding for Action Recognition in the Wild (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract "Actions in the wild" is the term given to examples of human motion that are performed in natural settings, such as those harvested from movies [10] or the Internet [9]. State-of-the-art approaches in this domain are orders of magnitude lower than in more contrived settings. One of the primary reasons being the huge variability […]

The Fast and the Flexible: Extended Pseudo Two-Dimensional Warping for Face Recognition (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract In this work, we propose a novel extension of pseudo 2D image warping (P2DW) which allows for joint alignment and recognition of non-rectified face images. P2DW allows for optimal displacement inference in a simplified setting, but cannot cope with stronger deformations since it is restricted to column-to-column mapping. We propose to implement additional flexibility […]

On Importance of Interactions and Context in Human Action Recognition (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract This paper is focused on the automatic recognition of human events in static images. Popular techniques use knowledge of the human pose for inferring the action, and the most recent approaches tend to combine pose information with either knowledge of the scene or of the objects with which the human interacts. Our approach makes […]

Detection Performance Evaluation of Boosted Random Ferns (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract We present an experimental evaluation of Boosted Random Ferns in terms of the detection performance and the training data. We show that adding an iterative bootstrapping phase during the learning of the object classifier, it increases its detection rates given that additional positive and negative samples are collected (bootstrapped) for retraining the boosted classifier. […]

Feature Selection for Gender Classification (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis)

Abstract Most existing feature selection methods focus on ranking features based on an information criterion to select the best K features. However, several authors find that the optimal feature combinations do not give the best classification performance [6],[5]. The reason for this is that although individual features may have limited relevance to a particular class, […]