Tamara L. Berg

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Most face databases have been created under controlled conditions to facilitate the study of specific parameters on the face recognition problem. These parameters include such variables as position, pose, lighting, background, camera quality, and gender. While there are many applications for face recognition technology in which one can control the(More)
We approach recognition in the framework of deformable shape matching, relying on a new algorithm for finding correspondences between feature points. This algorithm sets up correspondence as an integer quadratic programming problem, where the cost function has terms based on similarity of corresponding geometric blur point descriptors as well as the(More)
We develop and demonstrate automatic image description methods using a large captioned photo collection. One contribution is our technique for the automatic collection of this new dataset – performing a huge number of Flickr queries and then filtering the noisy results down to 1 million images with associated visually relevant captions. Such a collection(More)
We posit that visually descriptive language offers computer vision researchers both information about the world, and information about how people describe the world. The potential benefit from this source is made more significant due to the enormous amount of language data easily available today. We present a system to automatically generate natural(More)
We show quite good face clustering is possible for a dataset of inaccurately and ambiguously labelled face images. Our dataset is 44,773 face images, obtained by applying a face finder to approximately half a million captioned news images. This dataset is more realistic than usual face recognition datasets, because it contains faces captured "in the wild"(More)
In this paper we demonstrate an effective method for parsing clothing in fashion photographs, an extremely challenging problem due to the large number of possible garment items, variations in configuration, garment appearance, layering, and occlusion. In addition, we provide a large novel dataset and tools for labeling garment items, to enable future(More)
Human activity recognition has potential to impact a wide range of applications from surveillance to human computer interfaces to content based video retrieval. Recently, the rapid development of inexpensive depth sensors (e.g. Microsoft Kinect) provides adequate accuracy for real-time full-body human tracking for activity recognition applications. In this(More)
With the rise in popularity of digital cameras, the amount of visual data available on the web is growing exponentially. Some of these pictures are extremely beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, but the vast majority are uninteresting or of low quality. This paper demonstrates a simple, yet powerful method to automatically select high aesthetic quality(More)
It is common to use domain specific terminology – attributes – to describe the visual appearance of objects. In order to scale the use of these describable visual attributes to a large number of categories, especially those not well studied by psychologists or linguists, it will be necessary to find alternative techniques for identifying attribute(More)
We propose an agent-based behavioral model of pedestrians to improve tracking performance in realistic scenarios. In this model, we view pedestrians as decision-making agents who consider a plethora of personal, social, and environmental factors to decide where to go next. We formulate prediction of pedestrian behavior as an energy minimization on this(More)