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An improved template matching method for object detection
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • Duc Thanh Nguyen, University of Wollongong
  • Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong
  • Philip Ogunbona, University of Wollongong
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Nguyen, D., Li, W. & Ogunbona, P. (2010). An improved template matching method for object detection. S. Maybank, R. Taniguchi & H. Zha In Computer Vision - ACCV 2009: 9th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 23-27 September, Xi'an, China. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5996 193-202.

This paper presents an improved template matching method that combines both spatial and orientation information in a simple and effective way. The spatial information is obtained through a generalized distance transform (GDT) that weights the distance transform more on the strong edge pixels and the orientation information is represented as an orientation map (OM) which is calculated from local gradient. We applied the proposed method to detect humans, cars, and maple leaves from images. The experimental results have shown that the proposed method outperforms the existing template matching methods and is robust against cluttered background.
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Duc Thanh Nguyen, Wanqing Li and Philip Ogunbona. "An improved template matching method for object detection" (2010) p. 193 - 202
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