Dept. Matemàtica Aplicada i Anàlisi
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
08007, Barcelona, Spain
sergio (at) maia (dot) ub (dot) es
Public data

Symbols in natural scenes data set

This data set includes about 550 images of 17 different symbols that appear in natural scenes.

Reference: Sergio Escalera, Alicia Fornés, Oriol Pujol, Petia Radeva, Gemma Sánchez, and Josep Lladós, Blurred Shape Model for Binary and Grey-level Symbol Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2009.08.001, 2009.


Cover data set for text detection

Includes more than 15000 images and a subset labeled in xml.

Reference: Sergio Escalera, Xavier Baró, Jordi Vitrià and Petia Radeva, Text Detection in Urban Scenes, International Conference of the "Associació Catalana d'Intel·ligència Artificial", CCIA 2009.

HuPBA-90 data set
Video sample
HumanLimb data set
227 images from 25 different people and different background complexity. 14 limbs are labeled per image.
Public code
Error-Correcting Output Codes public library


Reference: Sergio Escalera, Oriol Pujol, and Petia Radeva, Error-Correcting Output Codes Library, Journal of Machine Learning Research, vol. 11, pp. 661-664, MIT Press, USA, ISSN 1532-4435, IF JCR CCIA 2.789 2009 18/103, 2010. Open Source Library, Machine Learning Open Source Software.

3D data
This dataset contains labelled body parts in videos recorded with Kinect camera (RGB+Depth).
Reference: Antonio Hernández-Vela, Nadezhda Zlateva, Alexander Marinov, Miguel Reyes, Petia Radeva, Dimo Dimov, and Sergio Escalera, Graph Cuts Optimization for Multi-Limb Human Segmentation in Depth Maps, IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference, 16/06/2012-21/06/2012, Providence, Rhode Island, 2012.
Reference: Antonio Hernández-Vela, Nadezhda Zlateva, Alexander Marinov, Miguel Reyes, Petia Radeva, Dimo Dimov, and Sergio Escalera, Human Limb Segmentation in Depth Maps based on Spatio-Temporal Graph Cuts Optimization, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments JAISE, 2012, In press.
Reference: Antonio Hernández-Vela, Miguel Reyes, Víctor Ponce, and Sergio Escalera, GrabCut-Based Human Segmentation in Video Sequences, Sensors, Volume 12, Issue 11, 15376-15393; doi: 10.3390/s121115376, 2012.
Reference: Daniel Sánchez, Juan Carlos Ortega, Miguel Ángel Bautista, and Sergio Escalera, Human Body Segmentation with Multi-limb Error-Correcting Output Codes Detection and Graph Cuts Optimization, 6th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, IBPRIA, Madeira, 2013.

ChaLearn-HuPBA Multi-Modal Gesture Recognition Challenge 2013 data set





Data set webpage

Reference: S. Escalera, J. Gonzàlez, X. Baró, M. Reyes, O. Lopes, I. Guyon, V. Athitsos, and H.J. Escalante, Multi-modal Gesture Recognition Challenge 2013: Dataset and Results, ICMI, 2013. Video sample of gesture categories and data modalities.

Antonio Hernández, Stan Sclaroff, and Sergio Escalera, Contextual Rescoring for Human Pose Estimation, BMVC 2014. Web of the project.
Contextual rescoring
ChaLearn Looking at People 2014 data sets
Data sets:
ChaLearn LaP projects:
Sergio Escalera, Xavier Baro, Jordi Gonzalez, Miguel A. Bautista, Meysam Madadi, Miguel Reyes, Víctor Ponce, Hugo J. Escalante, Jamie Shotton, Isabelle Guyon, ChaLearn Looking at People Challenge 2014: Dataset and Results, ChaLearn Looking at People, European Conference on Computer Vision, 2014.
Daniel Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Bautista, and Sergio Escalera, HuPBA 8k+: Dataset and ECOC-GraphCut based Segmentation of Human Limbs, Neurocomputing, 2014.