Real-time pedestrian detection using support vector machines

Seonghoon Kang, Hyeran Byun, Seong Whan Lee

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In this paper, we present a real-time pedestrian detection system in outdoor environments. It is necessary for pedestrian detection to implement obstacle and face detection which are major parts of a walking guidance system. It can discriminate pedestrian from obstacles, and extract candidate regions for face detection and recognition. For pedestrian detection, we have used stereo-based segmentation and SVM (Support Vector Machines), which has superior classification performance in binary classification case (e. g. object detection). We have used vertical edges, which can extracted from arms, legs, and the body of pedestrians, as features for training and detection. The experiments on a large number of street scenes demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed for pedestrian detection system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPattern Recognition with Support Vector Machines - First International Workshop, SVM 2002 Niagara Falls, Canada, August 10, 2002 Proceedings
EditorsSeong-Whan Lee, Alessandro Verri
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)354044016X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event1st International Workshop on Pattern Recognition with Support Vector Machines, SVM 2002 - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 2002 Aug 102002 Aug 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Pattern Recognition with Support Vector Machines, SVM 2002
CityNiagara Falls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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