Correcting pose estimation with implicit occlusion detection and rectification

Ibrahim Radwan, Abhinav Dhall, Roland Goecke

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Recently, articulated pose estimation methods based on the pictorial structure framework have received much attention in computer vision. However, the performance of these approaches has been limited due to the presence of self-occlusion. This paper deals with the problem of handling self-occlusion in the pictorial structure framework. We propose an exemplar-based framework for implicit occlusion detection and rectification. Our framework can be applied as a general post-processing plug-in following any pose estimation approach to rectify errors due to self-occlusion and to improve the accuracy. The proposed framework outperforms a state-of-the-art pictorial structure approach for human pose estimation on the HumanEva dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPR 2012 - 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Pattern Recognition 2012 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 11 Nov 201215 Nov 2012
Conference number: 21st (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1051-4651


ConferenceInternational Conference on Pattern Recognition 2012
Abbreviated titleICPR 2012
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