Weakly Supervised Metric Learning for Traffic Sign Recognition in a LIDAR-Equipped Vehicle

The authors address the problem of traffic sign recognition in a light detection and ranging (LIDAR)-equipped vehicle. With the help of 3-D LIDAR points, the 2-D multiview sign images will be easily detected from the captured images of street signs. After detection, the sign recognition problem is formulated as a multiview object recognition task. They develop a metric-learning-based template matching approach for this task and learn a distance metric between the captured images and the corresponding sign templates. For each sign, recognition is done via soft voting by the recognition results of its corresponding multiview images. They propose a latent structural support vector machine (SVM)-based weakly supervised metric learning (WSMLR) method to learn the metric and a reliability classifier. The reliability classifier is used to determine each image's reliability, which serves as each image's weight in both the learning and soft voting procedure. The authors evaluate the proposed method for multiview traffic sign recognition on a multiview traffic sign data set with 112 categories and observe very encouraging results compared with other state-of-the-art methods. In addition, the method can be customized to solve the single-view sign recognition. The performance of the authors' method for single-view sign recognition is tested on two public data sets, showing that this method is comparable with other competitive ones.


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  • Accession Number: 01599463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2016 9:07AM