Martin Köstinger

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In this paper, we raise important issues on scalability and the required degree of supervision of existing Mahalanobis metric learning methods. Often rather tedious optimization procedures are applied that become computationally intractable on a large scale. Further, if one considers the constantly growing amount of data it is often infeasible to specify(More)
Face alignment is a crucial step in face recognition tasks. Especially, using landmark localization for geometric face normalization has shown to be very effective, clearly improving the recognition results. However, no adequate databases exist that provide a sufficient number of annotated facial landmarks. The databases are either limited to frontal views,(More)
Matching persons across non-overlapping cameras is a rather challenging task. Thus, successful methods often build on complex feature representations or sophisticated learners. A recent trend to tackle this problem is to use metric learning to find a suitable space for matching samples from different cameras. However, most of these approaches ignore the(More)
Recently, Mahalanobis metric learning has gained a considerable interest for single-shot person re-identification. The main idea is to build on an existing image representation and to learn a metric that reflects the visual camera-to-camera transitions, allowing for a more powerful classification. The goal of this chapter is twofold. We first review the(More)
Object detection models based on the Implicit Shape Model (ISM) use small, local parts that vote for object centers in images. Since these parts vote completely independently from each other, this often leads to false-positive detections due to random constellations of parts. Thus, we introduce a verification step, which considers the activations of all(More)
For face recognition from video streams often cues such as transcripts, subtitles or on-screen text are available. This information could be very valuable for improving the recognition performance. However, frequently this data can not be associated directly with just one of the visible faces. To overcome this limitations and to exploit valuable(More)
Videos are often associated with additional information that could be valuable for interpretation of their content. This especially applies for the recognition of faces within video streams, where often cues such as transcripts and subtitles are available. However, this data is not completely reliable and might be ambiguously labeled. To overcome these(More)
The development of complex, powerful classifiers and their constant improvement have contributed much to the progress in many fields of computer vision. However, the trend towards large scale datasets revived the interest in simpler classifiers to reduce runtime. Simple nearest neighbor classifiers have several beneficial properties, such as low complexity(More)
One central task in many visual surveillance scenarios is person re-identification, i.e., recognizing an individual person across a network of spatially disjoint cameras. Most successful recognition approaches are either based on direct modeling of the human appearance or on machine learning. In this work, we aim at taking advantage of both directions of(More)