Giró-i-Nieto X, Marqués F. Detection of Semantic Objects using Description Graphs. In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. Genova, Italy; 2005.  (743.52 KB)


This paper presents a technique to detect instances of classes (objects) according to their semantic definition in the form of a description graph. Classes are defined as combinations of instances of lower level semantic classes and allow the definition of a semantic tree that organizes classes in semantic levels. At the bottom level of the semantic tree, classes are defined by a perceptual model containing a list of low-level descriptors. The proposed detection algorithm follows a bottom-up/top-down approach, building semantic trees on a region-based representation of the media. The flexibility of the approach is assessed on different examples of planar objects, such as frontal faces, groups of islands, flags and traffic signs.