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    Segmenting human from photo images based on a coarse-to-fine scheme

    Lu, H. and Fang, G. and Shao, X. and Li, Xuelong (2012) Segmenting human from photo images based on a coarse-to-fine scheme. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B (Cybernetics) 42 (3), pp. 889-899. ISSN 1083-4419.

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    Abstract

    Human segmentation in photo images is a challenging and important problem that finds numerous applications ranging from album making and photo classification to image retrieval. Previous works on human segmentation usually demand a time-consuming training phase for complex shape-matching processes. In this paper, we propose a straightforward framework to automatically recover human bodies from color photos. Employing a coarse-to-fine strategy, we first detect a coarse torso (CT) using the multicue CT detection algorithm and then extract the accurate region of the upper body. Then, an iterative multiple oblique histogram algorithm is presented to accurately recover the lower body based on human kinematics. The performance of our algorithm is evaluated on our own data set (contains 197 images with human body region ground truth data), VOC 2006, and the 2010 data set. Experimental results demonstrate the merits of the proposed method in segmenting a person with various poses.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 08:38
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:27
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7353

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