Tracking Using Online Feature Selection and a Local Generative Model

T. E. Woodley, B. Stenger, R. Cipolla
2007 Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 2007  
This paper proposes an algorithm for online feature selection which improves robustness to occlusions by referring to a localized generative appearance model. Discriminative classifiers based on feature extraction have classically either prepared a fixed prior model by training offline, or continually adapted their classification parameters to any apparent appearance changes. By combining the attractive qualities of each approach, our framework can cope with appearance changes of a target
more » ... and will maintain proximity to a static appearance model. Our main contribution is the use of a generative model to guide the online feature selection to regions of an image which maintain a valid appearance. The generative model exhibits the properties of non-negativity, localization and orthogonality. We demonstrate the system in a tracking framework to show improved tracking performance through occlusions.
doi:10.5244/c.21.86 dblp:conf/bmvc/WoodleySC07 fatcat:6co2k2frbrdlhdsl7xusfv3j7i