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Title: A new approach for in-vehicle camera traffic sign detection and recognition
Authors: Ruta, A
Porikli, F
Li, Y
Watanabe, S
Kage, H
Sumi, K
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, (MERL)
Citation: MERL Report: TR2009-027, 2009, pp. 1-7, (2009)
Abstract: In this paper we discuss theoretical foundations and a practical realization of a circular traffic sign detection and recognition system operating on board of a vehicle. To initially detect sign candidates in the scene, we utilize the circular Hough transform with an appropriate post-processing in the vote space. Track of an already established candidate is maintained using a function that encodes the relationship between a unique feature representation of the target object and the affine transinformation it is subject to. This function is learned on-the-fly via regression from random distortions applied to the last stable image of the sign. Finally, we adopt a novel AdaBoost algorithm to learn a sign similarity measure from example image pairs labeled either "same" or "different". This enables construction of an efficient multi-class classifier. Prototype implementation has been evaluated on a video captured in crowded street scenes. Good detection and recognition performance was achieved for a 14 class problem which reveals a high potential of our approach.
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