How to Combine Color and Shape Information for 3D Object Recognition: Kernels do the Trick

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15 (NIPS 2002)

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B. Caputo, Gy. Dorkó


This paper presents a kernel method that allows to combine color and shape information for appearance-based object recognition. It doesn't require to define a new common representation, but use the power of kernels to combine different representations together in an effective manner. These results are achieved using results of statis(cid:173) tical mechanics of spin glasses combined with Markov random fields via kernel functions. Experiments show an increase in recognition rate up to 5.92% with respect to conventional strategies.