Highly Scalable, Parallel and Distributed Adaboost Algorithm using Light Weight Threads and Web Services on a Network of Multi-Core Machines
AdaBoost is an important algorithm in machine learning and is being widely used in object detection. AdaBoost works by iteratively selecting the best amongst weak classifiers, and then combines several weak classifiers to obtain a strong classifier. Even though AdaBoost has proven to be very effective, its learning execution time can be quite large depending upon the application e.g., in face detection, the learning time can be several days. Due to its increasing use in computer vision applications, the learning time needs to be drastically reduced so that an adaptive near real time object detection system can be incorporated.