Beyond Tree Structure Models: A New Occlusion Aware Graphical Model for Human Pose Estimation

Lianrui Fu, Junge Zhang, Kaiqi Huang; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 1976-1984

Abstract


Occlusion is a main challenge for human pose estimation, which is largely ignored in popular tree structure models. The tree structure model is simple and convenient for exact inference, but short in modeling the occlusion coherence especially in the case of self-occlusion. We propose an occlusion aware graphical model which is able to model both self-occlusion and occlusion by the other objects simultaneously. The proposed model structure can encode the interactions between human body parts and objects, and hence enable it to learn occlusion coherence from data discriminatively. We evaluate our model on several public benchmarks for human pose estimation including challenging subsets featuring significant occlusion. The experimental results show that our method obtains comparable accuracy with the state-of-the-arts, and achieves promising performance in 2D human pose estimation with occlusion.

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@InProceedings{Fu_2015_ICCV,
author = {Fu, Lianrui and Zhang, Junge and Huang, Kaiqi},
title = {Beyond Tree Structure Models: A New Occlusion Aware Graphical Model for Human Pose Estimation},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}
}