Hierarchy of Localized Random Forests for Video Annotation

Pattern Recognition (Proc. DAGM), Springer, LNCS , 2012
Abstract: We address the problem of annotating a video sequence with partial supervision. Given the pixel-wise annotations in the first frame, we aim to propagate these labels ideally throughout the whole video. While some labels can be propagated using optical flow, disocclusion and unreliable flow in some areas require additional cues. To this end, we propose to train localized classifiers on the annotated frame. In con- trast to a global classifier, localized classifiers allow to distinguish colors that appear in both the foreground and the background but at very dif- ferent locations. We design a multi-scale hierarchy of localized random forests, which collectively takes a decision. Cues from optical flow and the classifier are combined in a variational framework. The approach can deal with multiple objects in a video. We present qualitative and quantitative results on the Berkeley Motion Segmentation Dataset.

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  author       = "N.S.Nagaraja and P.Ochs and K.Liu and T.Brox",
  title        = "Hierarchy of Localized Random Forests for Video Annotation",
  booktitle    = "Pattern Recognition (Proc. DAGM)",
  year         = "2012",
  publisher    = "Springer, LNCS ",
  url          = "http://lmb.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/Publications/2012/NOLB12"

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