To Track or To Detect? An Ensemble Framework for Optimal Selection
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- Yan X., Wu X., Kakadiaris I.A., Shah S.K. (2012) To Track or To Detect? An Ensemble Framework for Optimal Selection. In: Fitzgibbon A., Lazebnik S., Perona P., Sato Y., Schmid C. (eds) Computer Vision – ECCV 2012. ECCV 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7576. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper presents a novel approach for multi-target tracking using an ensemble framework that optimally chooses target tracking results from that of independent trackers and a detector at each time step. The ensemble model is designed to select the best candidate scored by a function integrating detection confidence, appearance affinity, and smoothness constraints imposed using geometry and motion information. Parameters of our association score function are discriminatively trained with a max-margin framework. Optimal selection is achieved through a hierarchical data association step that progressively associates candidates to targets. By introducing a second target classifier and using the ranking score from the pre-trained classifier as the detection confidence measure, we add additional robustness against unreliable detections. The proposed algorithm robustly tracks a large number of moving objects in complex scenes with occlusions. We evaluate our approach on a variety of public datasets and show promising improvements over state-of-the-art methods.
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