Pose Partition Networks for Multi-Person Pose Estimation

Xuecheng Nie, Jiashi Feng, Junliang Xing, Shuicheng Yan; The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 684-699


This paper proposes a novel Pose Partition Network (PPN) to address the challenging multi-person pose estimation problem. The proposed PPN is favorably featured by low complexity and high accuracy of joint detection and partition. In particular, PPN performs dense regressions from global joint candidates within a specific embedding space, which is parameterized by centroids of persons, to efficiently generate robust person detection and joint partitions. Then, PPN infers joint configurations of person poses through conducting graph partition for each person detection locally, utilizing reliable global affinity cues. In this way, PPN reduces computation complexity and improves multi-person pose estimation significantly. We implement PPN with the Hourglass architecture as the backbone network to simultaneously learn joint detector and dense regressor. Extensive experiments on benchmarks MPII Human Pose Multi-Person, extended PASCAL-Person-Part, and WAF, show the efficiency of PPN with new state-of-the-art performance.

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author = {Nie, Xuecheng and Feng, Jiashi and Xing, Junliang and Yan, Shuicheng},
title = {Pose Partition Networks for Multi-Person Pose Estimation},
booktitle = {The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}