OpenCV: what is the difference between these 2 haar cascade data sets?

asked 2014-08-14 14:00:34 -0500

yohanrw gravatar image

I have seen there are 2 different Haar Cascade datasets in OpenCV. For an example, take a look at haarcascade_upperbody.xml and haarcascade_mcs_upperbody.xml. what is this new mcs thing? The only difference I can monitor is that haarcascade_mcs_upperbody.xml is providing a way better results than the other one.

So, can someone please explain me the difference between these 2 types? When training my own datasets, how can I select between these 2?

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mcs is just: Modesto Castrillon-Santana (SIANI, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

(just dare to look into the xml files with some editor).

so, different cascades, trained by different people on different data.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-08-14 14:05:22 -0500 )edit

@berak: First of all, I am very very sorry for the delayed reply. This forums is not giving any notifications :(. Thanks a lot for the reply, can you please submit it as the answer?

yohanrw gravatar imageyohanrw ( 2014-08-25 14:20:21 -0500 )edit