Efficient Feature Selection and Classification for Vehicle Detection

Wen, Xuezhi, Shao, Ling, Fang, Wei and Xue, Yu (2014) Efficient Feature Selection and Classification for Vehicle Detection. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 25 (3). pp. 508-517. ISSN 1051-8215

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2014.2358031


The focus of this work is on the problem of Haar-like feature selection and classification for vehicle detection. Haar-like features are particularly attractive for vehicle detection because they form a compact representation, encode edge and structural information, capture information from multiple scales, and especially can be computed efficiently. Due to the large-scale nature of the Haar-like feature pool, we present a rapid and effective feature selection method via AdaBoost by combining a sample’s feature value with its class label. Our approach is analyzed theoretically and empirically to show its efficiency. Then an improved normalization algorithm for the selected feature values is designed to reduce the intra-class difference while increasing the inter-class variability. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approaches not only speed up the feature selection process with AdaBoost but also yield better detection performance than the state-of-the-art methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Ling Shao
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 09:34
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:34
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18252

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