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 Boosted Random Ferns -BRFs- 2D

 Description: 
   This program computes the boosted random ferns classifier (BRFs) in 
   order to classify two different classes (positive and negative classes)
   belonging to a two-dimensional feature space (2D). 

   Particularly, the BRFs classifier is computed using Real AdaBoost in 
   order to select and combine -automatically- the most discriminative 
   weak classifiers (WCs) and where each one consists of a specific random 
   fern [1]. For this 2D demo, each fern is a set of decision stumps 
   computed at random over the 2D feature space. 

   For more detail about the BRFs classifier refer to references [2][3].

 Comments:
   This program computes the BRFs classifier and compares it against a classical 
   version of random ferns [1]. This version computes the classifier by selecting 
   the ferns at random and without AdaBoost.

   The parameters of the classifier and the 2D feature scenario can be found 
   in the fun_parameters_2d function.

   Four different scenarios to train and test the classifier have been considered, 
   each one with a particular degree of complexity.

   If you make use of this code for research articles, we kindly encourage
   to cite the references [2][3], listed below. This code is only for 
   research and educational purposes.

 Steps:
   Steps to exucute the program:
     1. Run the prg_setup.m file to configure the program paths.
     2. Run the prg_brfs_2d.m file to compute the classifier and to perfom 
        classification on the 2D problem scenario. 

 References:
   [1] Fast keypoint recognition in ten lines of code. M. Ozuysal, P. Fua, V. Lepetit.
       Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2007.

   [2] Bootstrapping Boosted Random Ferns for Discriminative and Efficient Object 
       Classification. M. Villamizar, J. Andrade-Cetto, A. Sanfeliu and F. Moreno-Noguer.
       Pattern Recognition, 2012.

   [3] Efficient Rotation Invariant Object Detection using Boosted Random Ferns. 
       M. Villamizar, F. Moreno-Noguer, J. Andrade-Cetto and A. Sanfeliu. Conference 
       on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), San Francisco, USA, June 2010.

 Contact:
   Michael Villamizar
   mvillami-at-iri.upc.edu
   Institut de Robòtica i Informática Industrial CSIC-UPC
   Barcelona - Spain
   2014