We present an experimental evaluation of Boosted Random Ferns in terms of the detection performance and the training data. We show that adding an iterative bootstrapping phase during the learning of the object classifier, it increases its detection rates given that additional positive and negative samples are collected (bootstrapped) for retraining the boosted classifier. After each bootstrapping iteration, the learning algorithm is concentrated on computing more discriminative and robust features (Random Ferns), since the bootstrapped samples extend the training data with more difficult images.

The resulting classifier has been validated in two different object datasets, yielding successful detections rates in spite of challenging image conditions such as lighting changes, mild occlusions and cluttered background.


computer vision, pattern recognition.

Scientific reference

M. Villamizar, F. Moreno-Noguer, J. Andrade-Cetto and A. Sanfeliu. Detection performance evaluation of boosted random Ferns, 5th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, 2011, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Vol 6669 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 67-75, 2011, Springer.