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Detecting faces in images: A survey
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
, 2002
"... Images containing faces are essential to intelligent visionbased human computer interaction, and research efforts in face processing include face recognition, face tracking, pose estimation, and expression recognition. However, many reported methods assume that the faces in an image or an image se ..."
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Images containing faces are essential to intelligent visionbased human computer interaction, and research efforts in face processing include face recognition, face tracking, pose estimation, and expression recognition. However, many reported methods assume that the faces in an image or an image sequence have been identified and localized. To build fully automated systems that analyze the information contained in face images, robust and efficient face detection algorithms are required. Given a single image, the goal of face detection is to identify all image regions which contain a face regardless of its threedimensional position, orientation, and the lighting conditions. Such a problem is challenging because faces are nonrigid and have a high degree of variability in size, shape, color, and texture. Numerous techniques have been developed to detect faces in a single image, and the purpose of this paper is to categorize and evaluate these algorithms. We also discuss relevant issues such as data collection, evaluation metrics, and benchmarking. After analyzing these algorithms and identifying their limitations, we conclude with several promising directions for future research.
Directional Statistics and Shape Analysis
, 1995
"... There have been various developments in shape analysis in the last decade. We describe here some relationships of shape analysis with directional statistics. For shape, rotations are to be integrated out or to be optimized over whilst they are the basis for directional statistics. However, various c ..."
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There have been various developments in shape analysis in the last decade. We describe here some relationships of shape analysis with directional statistics. For shape, rotations are to be integrated out or to be optimized over whilst they are the basis for directional statistics. However, various concepts are connected. In particular, certain distributions of directional statistics have emerged in shape analysis, such a distribution is Complex Bingham Distribution. This paper first gives some background to shape analysis and then it goes on to directional distributions and their applications to shape analysis. Note that the idea of using tangent space for analysis is common to both manifold as well. 1 Introduction Consider shapes of configurations of points in Euclidean space. There are various contexts in which k labelled points (or "landmarks") x 1 ; :::; x k in IR m are given and interest is in the shape of (x 1 ; :::; x k ). Example 1 The microscopic fossil Globorotalia truncat...
Deformotion  Deforming Motion, Shape Average and the Joint Registration and Segmentation of Images
 International Journal of Computer Vision
, 2002
"... What does it mean for a deforming object to be "moving" (see Fig. 1)? How can we separate the overall motion (a finitedimensional group action) from the more general deformation (a di#eomorphism)? In this paper we propose a definition of motion for a deforming object and introduce a notion of "shap ..."
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What does it mean for a deforming object to be "moving" (see Fig. 1)? How can we separate the overall motion (a finitedimensional group action) from the more general deformation (a di#eomorphism)? In this paper we propose a definition of motion for a deforming object and introduce a notion of "shape average" as the entity that separates the motion from the deformation. Our definition allows us to derive novel and e#cient algorithms to register nonequivalent shapes using regionbased methods, and to simultaneously approximate and register structures in greyscale images. We also extend the notion of shape average to that of a "moving average" in order to track moving and deforming objects through time.
Weakly supervised scaleinvariant learning of models for visual recognition
 IJCV
, 2007
"... Abstract. We investigate a method for learning object categories in a weakly supervised manner. Given a set of images known to contain the target category from a similar viewpoint, learning is translation and scaleinvariant; does not require alignment or correspondence between the training images, ..."
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Abstract. We investigate a method for learning object categories in a weakly supervised manner. Given a set of images known to contain the target category from a similar viewpoint, learning is translation and scaleinvariant; does not require alignment or correspondence between the training images, and is robust to clutter and occlusion. Category models are probabilistic constellations of parts, and their parameters are estimated by maximizing the likelihood of the training data. The appearance of the parts, as well as their mutual position, relative scale and probability of detection are explicitly described in the model. Recognition takes place in two stages. First, a featurefinder identifies promising locations for the model’s parts. Second, the category model is used to compare the likelihood that the observed features are generated by the category model, or are generated by background clutter. The flexible nature of the model is demonstrated by results over six diverse object categories including geometrically constrained categories (e.g. faces, cars) and flexible objects (such as animals).
3D Structure From Visual Motion: Modeling, Representation and Observability
 Automatica
, 1997
"... The problem of "Structure From Motion" concerns the reconstruction of the threedimensional structure of a scene from its projection onto a moving twodimensional surface. Such a problem is solved effectively by the human visual system, judging from the ease with which we perform delicate control ta ..."
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The problem of "Structure From Motion" concerns the reconstruction of the threedimensional structure of a scene from its projection onto a moving twodimensional surface. Such a problem is solved effectively by the human visual system, judging from the ease with which we perform delicate control tasks involving vision as a sensor such as reaching for objects in the environment or driving a car. In this paper we study "Structure From Motion" from the point of view of dynamical systems: we first formalize the problem of threedimensional structure and motion reconstruction as the estimation of the state of certain nonlinear dynamical models. Then we study the feasibility of "Structure From Motion" by analyzing the observability of such models. The models which define the visual motion estimation problem for feature points in the Euclidean 3D space are not locally observable; however, the nonobservable manifold can be easily isolated by imposing metric constraints on the statespace. O...
General Shape and Registration Analysis
 In
, 1997
"... The paper reviews various topics in shape analysis. In particular, matching configurations using regression is emphasized. Connections with general shape spaces and shape distances are discussed. Kendall's shape space and the affine shape space are considered in particular detail. Matching two confi ..."
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The paper reviews various topics in shape analysis. In particular, matching configurations using regression is emphasized. Connections with general shape spaces and shape distances are discussed. Kendall's shape space and the affine shape space are considered in particular detail. Matching two configurations and the extension to generalized matching are illustrated with applications in electrophoresis and biology. Shape distributions are briefly discussed and inference in tangent spaces is considered. Finally, some robustness and smoothing issues are highlighted. 1 Introduction The geometrical description of an object can be decomposed into registration and shape information. For example, an object's location, rotation and size could be the registration information and the geometrical information that remains is the object's shape. An object's shape is invariant under registration transformations and two objects have the same shape if they can be registered to match exactly. Depending...
Visual Object Category Recognition
, 2005
"... We investigate two generative probabilistic models for categorylevel object recognition. Both schemes are designed to learn categories with a minimum of supervision, requiring only a set of images known to contain the target category from a similar viewpoint. In both methods, learning is translatio ..."
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We investigate two generative probabilistic models for categorylevel object recognition. Both schemes are designed to learn categories with a minimum of supervision, requiring only a set of images known to contain the target category from a similar viewpoint. In both methods, learning is translation and scaleinvariant; does not require alignment or correspondence between the training images, and is robust to clutter and occlusion. The schemes are also robust to heavy contamination of the training set with unrelated images, enabling them to learn directly from the output of Internet Image Search engines. In the first approach, category models are probabilistic constellations of parts, and their parameters are estimated by maximizing the likelihood of the training data. The appearance of the parts, as well as their mutual position, relative scale and probability of detection are explicitly represented. Recognition takes place in two stages. First, a featurefinder identifies promising locations for the model’s parts. Second, the category model is used to compare the likelihood that the observed features are generated by the category model, or are generated by background clutter. The second approach is a visual adaptation of “bag of words ” models used to extract topics
Shape Representation based on Integral Kernels: Application to Image Matching and Segmentation
 in "Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
, 2006
"... This paper presents a shape representation and a variational framework for the construction of diffeomorphisms that establish “meaningful ” correspondences between images, in that they preserve the local geometry of singularities such as region boundaries. At the same time, the shape representation ..."
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This paper presents a shape representation and a variational framework for the construction of diffeomorphisms that establish “meaningful ” correspondences between images, in that they preserve the local geometry of singularities such as region boundaries. At the same time, the shape representation allows enforcing shape information locally in determining such region boundaries. Our representation is based on a kernel descriptor that characterizes local shape. This shape descriptor is robust to noise and forms a scalespace in which an appropriate scale can be chosen depending on the size of features of interest in the scene. In order to preserve local shape during the matching procedure, we introduce a novel constraint to traditional energybased approaches to estimate diffeomorphic deformations, and enforce it in a variational framework. 1.
A New Geometric Metric in the Space of Curves, and Applications to Tracking Deforming Objects by Prediction and Filtering
, 2010
"... We define a novel metric on the space of closed planar curves. According to this metric centroid translations, scale changes and deformations are orthogonal, and the metric is also invariant with respect to reparameterizations of the curve. The Riemannian structure that is induced on the space of cu ..."
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We define a novel metric on the space of closed planar curves. According to this metric centroid translations, scale changes and deformations are orthogonal, and the metric is also invariant with respect to reparameterizations of the curve. The Riemannian structure that is induced on the space of curves is a smooth Riemannian manifold, which is isometric to a classical wellknown manifold. As a consequence, geodesics and gradients of energies defined on the space can be computed using fast closedform formulas, and this has obvious benefits in numerical applications. The obtained Riemannian manifold of curves is apt to address complex problems in computer vision; one such example is the tracking of highly deforming objects. Previous works have assumed that the object deformation is smooth, which is realistic for the tracking problem, but most have restricted the deformation to belong to a finitedimensional group – such as affine motions – or to finitelyparameterized models. This is too restrictive for highly deforming objects such as the contour of a beating heart. We adopt the smoothness assumption implicit in previous work, but we lift the restriction to finitedimensional motions/deformations. We define a dynamical model in this Riemannian manifold of curves, and use it to perform filtering and prediction to infer and extrapolate not just the pose (a finitely parameterized quantity) of an object, but its deformation (an infinitedimensional quantity) as well. We illustrate these ideas using a simple firstorder dynamical model, and show that it can be effective even on data sets where existing methods fail. 1
A Statistical Theory of Shape
 In SSPR/SPR
, 1997
"... In this paper, the statistical theory of shape for ordered finite point configurations is studied. A general, invariant based, approach for defining shape and finding its density is developed. Some examples, that have been possible to compute analytically, are given, including both affine and positi ..."
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In this paper, the statistical theory of shape for ordered finite point configurations is studied. A general, invariant based, approach for defining shape and finding its density is developed. Some examples, that have been possible to compute analytically, are given, including both affine and positive similarity shape. Projective shape and the related projective invariants are important topics in computer vision and have been assigned a section of their own.