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Car Make and Model Recognition using 3D Curve Alignment

Krishnan Ramnath, Sudipta N. Sinha, Richard Szeliski, and Edward Hsiao

Abstract

We present a new approach for recognizing the make and model of a car from a single image. While most previous methods are restricted to fixed or limited viewpoints, our system is able to verify a car's make and model from an arbitrary view. Our model consists of 3D space curves obtained by backprojecting image curves onto silhouette-based visual hulls and then refining them using three-view curve matching. These 3D curves are then matched to 2D image curves using a 3D view-based alignment technique. We present two different methods for estimating the pose of a car, which we then use to initialize the 3D curve matching. Our approach is able to verify the exact make and model of a car over a wide range of viewpoints in cluttered scenes.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inIEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2014)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

Previous versions

Edward Hsiao, Sudipta Sinha, Krishnan Ramnath, Larry Zitnick, Simon Baker, and Richard Szeliski. Car Make and Model Recognition using 3D Curve Alignment, February 2014.

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