Evaluation of LBP and HOG Descriptors for Clothing Attribute Description

  • Javier Lorenzo-Navarro
  • Modesto Castrillón
  • Enrique Ramón
  • David Freire
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8811)


In this work an experimental study about the capability of the LBP, HOG descriptors and color for clothing attribute classification is presented. Two different variants of the LBP descriptor are considered, the original LBP and the uniform LBP. Two classifiers, Linear SVM and Random Forest, have been included in the comparison because they have been frequently used in clothing attributes classification. The experiments are carried out with a public available dataset, the clothing attribute dataset, that has 26 attributes in total. The obtained accuracies are over 75 % in most cases, reaching 80 % for the necktie or sleeve length attributes.


  1. 1.
    Borras, A., Tous, F., Llados, J., Vanrell, M.: High-level clothes description based on colour-texture and structural features. In: 1st Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis IbPRIA (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bossard, L., Dantone, M., Leistner, C., Wengert, C., Quack, T., Gool, L.V.: Apparel classification with style. In: 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision. Daejeon, Korea, November 5–9 2012Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Chen, H., Gallagher, A., Girod, B.: Describing clothing by semantic attributes. In: Fitzgibbon, A., Lazebnik, S., Perona, P., Sato, Y., Schmid, C. (eds.) ECCV 2012, Part III. LNCS, vol. 7574, pp. 609–623. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Chen, J.L., Chen, W.Y., Chen, I.K., Chi, C.Y., Chen, J.L.: Interactive clothing retrieval system. In: IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) (2014)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Dalal, N., Triggs, B.: Histograms of oriented gradients for human detection. In: Schmid, C., Soatto, S., Tomasi, C. (eds.) International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, ZIRST-655, av. de l’Europe, Montbonnot-38334, vol. 2, pp. 886–893, June 2005Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Gallagher, A., Chen, T.: Clothing cosegmentation for recognizing people. In: IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2008)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kalantidis, Y., Kennedy, L., Li, L.J.: Getting the look: clothing recognition and segmentation for automatic product suggestions in everyday photos. In: International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) (2013)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Manfredi, M., Grana, C., Calderara, S.: A complete system for garment segmentation and color classification. Mach. Vis. Appl. 25(4), 955–969 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ojala, T., Pietikäinen, M., Harwood, D.: A comparative study of texture measures with classification based on featured distributions. Pattern Recogn. 29, 51–59 (1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Pietikäinen, M., Hadid, A., Zhao, G., Ahonen, T.: Computer Vision Using Local Binary Patterns. Springer, Heidelberg (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Liu, S., Feng, J., Domokos, C., Xu, H., Huang, J., Hu, Z., Yan, S.: Fashion parsing with weak color-category labels. IEEE Trans. Multimedia 16, 253–265 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Satta, R., Pala, F., Fumera, G., Roli, F.: Person Re-Identification. In: Chapter People Search with Textual Queries About Clothing Appearance Attributes, pp. 371–390. Springer, Heidelberg (2014)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Song, Z., Wang, M., Hua, X.S., Yan, S.: Predicting occupation via human clothing and contexts. In: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) (2011)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Weber, M., Buml, M., Stiefelhagen, R.: Part-based clothing segmentation for person retrieval. In: International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) (2011)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Yamaguchi, K., Kiapour, M.H., Ortiz, L.E., Berg, T.L.: Parsing clothing in fashion photographs. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2012)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Yang, M., Yu, K.: Real-time clothing recognition in surveillance videos. In: 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (2011)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Yang, Y., Ramanan, D.: Articulated pose estimation using flexible mixtures of parts. In: 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2011)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Lorenzo-Navarro
    • 1
  • Modesto Castrillón
    • 1
  • Enrique Ramón
    • 1
  • David Freire
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Universitario SIANI, Campus Universitario de TafiraUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain

Personalised recommendations