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Informative algorithms related to opencv

asked 2015-10-20 06:10:02 -0500

updated 2016-01-06 08:01:44 -0500

Based on the idea proposed in Informative websites related to OpenCV by Sturkmen, I think that it would also be useful to create a list about implementations based on papers and publications:

  1. implemented with OpenCV and/or
  2. that can be used/integrated easily with OpenCV

(maybe one toy example with each one would be fantastic)

As OpenCV is under the open-source BSD license, it would also be interesting that these algorithms would be BSD or similar. So, I am going to put my list (Maybe some algorithms should not be in this list, so do it together!).


  • Object tracking

  • Real-time Compressive Tracking

( implementation integrated with opencv

Zhang, K., Zhang, L., & Yang, M. H. (2012). Real-time compressive tracking. In Computer Vision–ECCV 2012 (pp. 864-877). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Accurate scale estimation for robust visual tracking

Implemented in DLIB library

Danelljan, M., Häger, G., Khan, F., & Felsberg, M. (2014). Accurate scale estimation for robust visual tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference, Nottingham, September 1-5, 2014. BMVA Press. (winning algorithm from last year's Visual Object Tracking Challenge. )


  • Face pre-processing

  • Tan&Triggs processing

A efficient image pre-processing normalization algorithm to deal with difficult lighting conditions: Tan, X., & Triggs, B. (2010). Enhanced local texture feature sets for face recognition under difficult lighting conditions. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, 19(6), 1635-1650.

implementation: (BSD license)

  • Real-Time Face Pose Estimation

One Millisecond Face Alignment with an Ensemble of Regression Trees Kazemi, V., & Sullivan, J. (2014, June). One millisecond face alignment with an ensemble of regression trees. In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014 IEEE Conference on (pp. 1867-1874). IEEE.

Implemented in DLIB library

demo snippet:

  • Face landmarks detector (face alignment)

Cao X, Wei Y, Wen F, et al. Face alignment by explicit shape regression[J]. International Journal of Computer Vision, 2014, 107(2): 177-190.


demo snippet:

  • Eye localization: Average of Synthetic Exact Filters

Bolme, D. S., Draper, B., & Beveridge, J. R. (2009, June). Average of synthetic exact filters. In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009. CVPR 2009. IEEE Conference on (pp. 2105-2112). IEEE.


  • Eye localization: Accurate eye centre localisation by means of gradient

Timm, F., & Barth, E. (2011, March). Accurate Eye Centre Localisation by Means of Gradients. In VISAPP (pp. 125-130).


  • Eye pupil localization (tracking)

Markuš, N., Frljak, M., Pandžić, I. S., Ahlberg, J., & Forchheimer, R. (2014). Eye pupil localization with an ensemble of randomized trees. Pattern recognition, 47(2), 578-587.


youtube video:

(This method uses the OpenCV library to identify eyes on faces and prepare these sub-images with previously-landmarked pupil information.)


  • PICO Face detection

N. Markus, M. Frljak, I. S. Pandzic, J. Ahlberg and R. Forchheimer, "Object ...

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oh, nice ;)

would you prefer people writing comments, or edit directly ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-10-20 06:56:47 -0500 )edit

i think that edit directly is a better approach. Afterwards, some filtering/ordering/classification should be necessary.....

albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2015-10-20 08:06:50 -0500 )edit

btw, @StevenPuttemans , any updates on sticky pages on this site ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-10-21 08:44:13 -0500 )edit

not yet :D I have to be patient according to Alexander. If this doesn't get added soon, I will start making wiki pages based on this input (got the privilege to edit those online)

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2015-10-21 09:35:15 -0500 )edit

^^ terrific idea ! maybe we can even find a way so folks can edit here and it shows up there (after some moderating/filtering)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-10-21 09:50:11 -0500 )edit

I think that use of a question as documentation is a bad workaround because it will be lost soon in the sea of Q&A. Infos organization is discussed here many time and main issue seems to be time and resource of peoples... may be a collaborative wiki can help.

pklab gravatar imagepklab ( 2015-10-23 09:44:30 -0500 )edit

@pklab I agree with you, therefore I am going to port them to wiki pages once they stabalize. We are looking into it :D

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2015-10-26 10:00:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-29 03:58:39 -0500

mshabunin gravatar image

What about adding these to the links page on

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If you want, I will add a section today, got some spare time left :)

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2017-05-29 04:41:33 -0500 )edit
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