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Object detection in cluttered, natural scenes has a high complexity since many local observations compete for object hypotheses. Voting methods provide an efficient solution to this problem. When Hough voting is extended to location and scale, votes naturally become lines through scale space due to the local scale-location-ambiguity. In contrast to this,(More)
Detecting abnormalities in video is a challenging problem since the class of all irregular objects and behaviors is infinite and thus no (or by far not enough) abnormal training samples are available. Consequently, a standard setting is to find abnormalities without actually knowing what they are because we have not been shown abnormal examples during(More)
Real-world scene understanding requires recognizing object categories in novel visual scenes. This paper describes a composition system that automatically learns structured, hierarchical object representations in an unsupervised manner without requiring manual segmentation or manual object localization. A central concept for learning object models in the(More)
The compositional nature of visual objects significantly limits their representation complexity and renders learning of structured object models tractable. Adopting this modeling strategy we both (i) automatically decompose objects into a hierarchy of relevant compositions and we (ii) learn such a compositional representation for each category without(More)
Category-level object recognition, segmentation, and tracking in videos becomes highly challenging when applied to sequences from a hand-held camera that features extensive motion and zooming. An additional challenge is then to develop a fully automatic video analysis system that works without manual initialization of a tracker or other human intervention,(More)
We present a method for finding correlated components in audio and video signals. The new technique is applied to the task of identifying sources in video and separating them in audio. The concept of canonical correlation analysis is reformulated such that it incorporates nonnegativity and sparsity constraints on the coefficients of projection directions.(More)
We present an approach that directly uses curvature cues in a discriminative way to perform object recognition. We show that integrating curvature information substantially improves detection results over descriptors that solely rely upon histograms of orientated gradients (HoG). The proposed approach is generic in that it can be easily integrated into(More)