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Pose Embeddings: A Deep Architecture for Learning to Match Human Poses

Greg Mori
Nisarg Kothari
Alexander Toshev
arXiv (2015)


We present a method for learning an embedding that places images of humans in similar poses nearby. This embedding can be used as a direct method of comparing images based on human pose, avoiding potential challenges of estimating body joint positions. Pose embedding learning is formulated under a triplet-based distance criterion. A deep architecture is used to allow learning of a representation capable of making distinctions between different poses. Experiments on human pose matching and retrieval from video data demonstrate the potential of the method.

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