Rendered Benchmark Data Set for Evaluation of Occlusion-Handling Strategies of a Parts-Based Car Detector

  • Marvin Struwe
  • Stephan Hasler
  • Ute Bauer-Wersing
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9431)


Despite extensive efforts, state-of-the-art detection approaches show a strong degradation of performance with increasing level of occlusion. A fundamental problem for the development and analysis of occlusion-handling strategies is that occlusion information can not be labeled accurately enough in real world video streams. In this paper we present a rendered car detection benchmark with controlled levels of occlusion and use it to extensively evaluate a visibility-based existing occlusion-handling strategy for a parts-based detection approach. Thereby we determine the limitations and the optimal parameter settings of this framework. Based on these findings we later propose an improved strategy which is especially helpful for strongly occluded views.


Object detection Benchmark data set Occlusion-handling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin Struwe
    • 1
  • Stephan Hasler
    • 2
  • Ute Bauer-Wersing
    • 1
  1. 1.Frankfurt University of Applied SciencesFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Honda Research Institute Europe GmbHOffenbachGermany

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