Improved human parsing with a full relational model

Duan Tran, David Forsyth

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We show quantitative evidence that a full relational model of the body performs better at upper body parsing than the standard tree model, despite the need to adopt approximate inference and learning procedures. Our method uses an approximate search for inference, and an approximate structure learning method to learn. We compare our method to state of the art methods on our dataset (which depicts a wide range of poses), on the standard Buffy dataset, and on the reduced PASCAL dataset published recently. Our results suggest that the Buffy dataset over emphasizes poses where the arms hang down, and that leads to generalization problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
Number of pages14
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Print)364215560X, 9783642155604
StatePublished - 2010
Event11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: Sep 10 2010Sep 11 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6314 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010
CityHeraklion, Crete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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