Gesture Recognition Portfolios for Personalization

Angela Yao, Luc Van Gool, Pushmeet Kohli; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 1915-1922


Human gestures, similar to speech and handwriting, are often unique to the individual. Training a generic classifier applicable to everyone can be very difficult and as such, it has become a standard to use personalized classifiers in speech and handwriting recognition. In this paper, we address the problem of personalization in the context of gesture recognition, and propose a novel and extremely efficient way of doing personalization. Unlike conventional personalization methods which learn a single classifier that later gets adapted, our approach learns a set (portfolio) of classifiers during training, one of which is selected for each test subject based on the personalization data. We formulate classifier personalization as a selection problem and propose several algorithms to compute the set of candidate classifiers. Our experiments show that such an approach is much more efficient than adapting the classifier parameters but can still achieve comparable or better results.

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author = {Yao, Angela and Van Gool, Luc and Kohli, Pushmeet},
title = {Gesture Recognition Portfolios for Personalization},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}