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Recently, on-line adaptation of binary classifiers for tracking have been investigated. On-line learning allows for simple classifiers since only the current view of the object from its surrounding background needs to be discriminiated. However, on-line adaption faces one key problem: Each update of the tracker may introduce an error which, finally, can(More)
Tracking-by-detection is increasingly popular in order to tackle the visual tracking problem. Existing adaptive methods suffer from the drifting problem, since they rely on self-updates of an on-line learning method. In contrast to previous work that tackled this problem by employing semi-supervised or multiple-instance learning, we show that augmenting an(More)
Random Forests (RFs) are frequently used in many computer vision and machine learning applications. Their popularity is mainly driven by their high computational efficiency during both training and evaluation while still achieving state-of-the-art results. However, in most applications RFs are used off-line. This limits their usability for many practical(More)
Object detectors are typically trained on a large set of still images annotated by bounding-boxes. This paper introduces an approach for learning object detectors from real-world web videos known only to contain objects of a target class. We propose a fully automatic pipeline that localizes objects in a set of videos of the class and learns a detector for(More)
Online boosting is one of the most successful on-line learning algorithms in computer vision. While many challenging online learning problems are inherently multi-class, online boosting and its variants are only able to solve binary tasks. In this paper, we present Online Multi-Class LPBoost (OMCLP) which is directly applicable to multi-class problems. From(More)
In this work, we address the problem of estimating 2d human pose from still images. Recent methods that rely on dis-criminatively trained deformable parts organized in a tree model have shown to be very successful in solving this task. Within such a pictorial structure framework, we address the problem of obtaining good part templates by proposing novel,(More)
A recent dominating trend in tracking called tracking-by-detection uses on-line classifiers in order to redetect objects over succeeding frames. Although these methods usually deliver excellent results and run in real-time they also tend to drift in case of wrong updates during the self-learning process. Recent approaches tackled this problem by formulating(More)
On-line boosting is one of the most successful on-line algorithms and thus applied in many computer vision applications. However, even though boosting, in general, is well known to be susceptible to class-label noise, on-line boosting is mostly applied to self-learning applications such as visual object tracking, where label-noise is an inherent problem.(More)
We introduce a complete pipeline for recognizing and classifying people's clothing in natural scenes. This has several interesting applications, including e-commerce, event and activity recognition, on-line advertising, etc. The stages of the pipeline combine a number of state-of-the-art building blocks such as upper body detectors, various feature channels(More)
Common methods for interactive texture segmentation rely on probability maps based on low dimensional features such as e.g. intensity or color, that are usually modeled using basic learning algorithms such as histograms or Gaussian Mixture Models. The use of low level features allows for fast generation of these hypotheses but limits applicability to a(More)