Boosting adaptive linear weak classifiers for online learning and tracking

Toufiq Parag, Fatih Porikli, Ahmed Elgammal
2008 2008 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
Online boosting methods have recently been used successfully for tracking, background subtraction etc. Conventional online boosting algorithms emphasize on interchanging new weak classifiers/features to adapt with the change over time. We are proposing a new online boosting algorithm where the form of the weak classifiers themselves are modified to cope with scene changes. Instead of replacement, the parameters of the weak classifiers are altered in accordance with the new data subset presented
more » ... ta subset presented to the online boosting process at each time step. Thus we may avoid altogether the issue of how many weak classifiers to be replaced to capture the change in the data or which efficient search algorithm to use for a fast retrieval of weak classifiers. A computationally efficient method has been used in this paper for the adaptation of linear weak classifiers. The proposed algorithm has been implemented to be used both as an online learning and a tracking method. We show quantitative and qualitative results on both UCI datasets and several video sequences to demonstrate improved performance of our algorithm. CVPR 2008 This work may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part for any commercial purpose. Permission to copy in whole or in part without payment of fee is granted for nonprofit educational and research purposes provided that all such whole or partial copies include the following: a notice that such copying is by permission of Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.; an acknowledgment of the authors and individual contributions to the work; and all applicable portions of the copyright notice. Copying, reproduction, or republishing for any other purpose shall require a license with payment of fee to Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Abstract Online boosting methods have recently been used successfully for tracking, background subtraction etc. Conventional online boosting algorithms emphasize on interchanging new weak classifiers/features to adapt with the change over time. We are proposing a new online boosting algorithm where the form of the weak classifiers themselves are modified to cope with scene changes. Instead of replacement, the parameters of the weak classifiers are altered in accordance with the new data subset presented to the online boosting process at each time step. Thus we may avoid altogether the issue of how many weak classifiers to be replaced to capture the change in the data or which efficient search algorithm to use for a fast retrieval of weak classifiers. A computationally efficient method has been used in this paper for the adaptation of linear weak classifiers. The proposed algorithm has been implemented to be used both as an online learning and a tracking method. We show quantitative and qualitative results on both UCI datasets and several video sequences to demonstrate improved performance of our algorithm.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2008.4587556 dblp:conf/cvpr/ParagPE08 fatcat:6xqndfbktnfa5eohrrnelba2sa