Method to aid object detection in images by incorporating contextual information

  • US 6,578,017 B1
  • Filed: 02/25/2000
  • Issued: 06/10/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method to use contextual information (location and characteristics of one or more “

  • context objects”

    ) to automatically calculate, at one or more image locations the confidence (“

    target confidence”

    ) that any object located at such a location is an object of interest (“

    target object”

    ) in order to enhance the ability of a human or an automated object detector (AOD) system to detect and/or evaluate the presence, type, and location of target objects in an image.

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