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Part structure and articulation are of fundamental importance in computer and human vision. We propose using the inner-distance to build shape descriptors that are robust to articulation and capture part structure. The inner-distance is defined as the length of the shortest path between landmark points within the shape silhouette. We show that it is(More)
Recently sparse representation has been applied to visual tracker by modeling the target appearance using a sparse approximation over a template set, which leads to the so-called L1 trackers as it needs to solve an &#x2113;<sub>1</sub> norm related minimization problem for many times. While these L1 trackers showed impressive tracking accuracies, they are(More)
In this paper we propose a robust visual tracking method by casting tracking as a sparse approximation problem in a particle filter framework. In this framework, occlusion, corruption and other challenging issues are addressed seamlessly through a set of trivial templates. Specifically, to find the tracking target at a new frame, each target candidate is(More)
In this paper, we propose a robust visual tracking method by casting tracking as a sparse approximation problem in a particle filter framework. In this framework, occlusion, noise, and other challenging issues are addressed seamlessly through a set of trivial templates. Specifically, to find the tracking target in a new frame, each target candidate is(More)
We propose EMD-L<sub>1</sub>: a fast and exact algorithm for computing the earth mover's distance (EMD) between a pair of histograms. The efficiency of the new algorithm enables its application to problems that were previously prohibitive due to high time complexities. The proposed EMD-L<sub>1</sub> significantly simplifies the original linear programming(More)
In this paper we propose a robust visual tracking method by casting tracking as a sparse approximation problem in a particle filter framework. In this framework, occlusion, corruption and other challenging issues are addressed seamlessly through a set of trivial templates. Specifically, to find the tracking target at a new frame, each target candidate is(More)
Modeling the target appearance is critical in many modern visual tracking algorithms. Many tracking-by-detection algorithms formulate the probability of target appearance as exponentially related to the confidence of a classifier output. By contrast, in this paper we directly analyze this probability using Gaussian Processes Regression (GPR), and introduce(More)
We propose using the inner-distance between landmark points to build shape descriptors. The inner-distance is defined as the length of the shortest path between landmark points within the shape silhouette. We show that the inner-distance is articulation insensitive and more effective at capturing complex shapes with part structures than Euclidean distance.(More)
Recently, sparse representation has been applied to visual tracking to find the target with the minimum reconstruction error from the target template subspace. Though effective, these L1 trackers require high computational costs due to numerous calculations for `1 minimization. In addition, the inherent occlusion insensitivity of the `1 minimization has not(More)
The goal of saliency detection is to locate important pixels or regions in an image which attract humans' visual attention the most. This is a fundamental task whose output may serve as the basis for further computer vision tasks like segmentation, resizing, tracking and so forth. In this paper we propose a novel salient region detection algorithm by(More)