BMVC 2004, Kingston, 7th-9th Sept, 2004

A Bayesian Occlusion Model for Sequential Object Matching
T. Tamminen and J. Lampinen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

We consider the problem of locating instances of a known object in a
novel scene by matching the fiducial features of the object. Our approach
to the problem consists of two parts: a model for the appearance of the features
and a model for the shape of the object. We then bind these parts together
in a Bayesian framework and match the features sequentially, using
the information about the locations of previously matched features. Into this
matching system we add a Bayesian model for dealing with features that are
not detected due to occlusion or abnormal appearance. Our system yields
promising results, losing little matching accuracy even for heavily occluded
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