Object localisation using the Generative Template of Features

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We introduce the Generative Template of Features (GTF), a parts-based model for visual object category detection. The GTF consists of a number of parts, and for each part there is a corresponding spatial location distribution and a distribution over ‘visual words’ (clusters of invariant features). The performance of the GTF is evaluated for object localisation, and it is shown that such a relatively simple model can give state-of-the-art performance. We also demonstrate how a Hough-transform-like method for object localisation can be derived from the GTF model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-838
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Vision and Image Understanding
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • Object localisation
  • Visual words
  • Generative Template of Features
  • Object recognition


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