Learning to estimate human pose with data driven belief propagation

Gang Hua*, Ming Hsuan Yang, Ying Wu

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Abstract

We propose a statistical formulation for 2-D human pose estimation from, single images. The human body configuration is modeled by a Markov network and the estimation problem is to infer pose parameters from image cues such as appearance, shape, edge, and color. From a set of hand labeled images, we accumulate prior knowledge of 2-D body shapes by learning their low-dimensional representations for inference of pose parameters. A data driven belief propagation Monte Carlo algorithm, utilizing importance sampling functions built from bottom-up visual cues, is proposed for efficient probabilistic inference. Contrasted to the few sequential statistical formulations in the literature, our algorithm integrates both top-down as well as bottom-up reasoning mechanisms, and can carry out the inference tasks in parallel. Experimental results demonstrate the potency and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm in estimating 2-D human pose from single images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages747-754
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0769523722, 9780769523729
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2005Jun 25 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005
VolumeII

Other

Other2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/20/056/25/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hua, G., Yang, M. H., & Wu, Y. (2005). Learning to estimate human pose with data driven belief propagation. In Proceedings - 2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005 (pp. 747-754). [1467517] (Proceedings - 2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2005; Vol. II). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2005.208