Intelligent Vehicle Symposium 13-15 June 2007, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract This paper presents a pedestrian detection method based on the multiple kernel framework. This approach enables us to select and combine different kinds of image representations. The combination is done through a linear combination of kernels, weighted according to the relevance of kernels. After having presented some descriptors and detailed the multiple kernel framework, we propose three different applications concerning combination of representations, automatic parameters setting and feature selection. We then show that the MKL framework enable us to apply a model selection and improve the performance.