Planogram compliance checking using recurring patterns
This paper proposes a novel automated planogram compliance checking method for retail chains without requiring product template images for modeling or training. Product layout information is extracted from one single input image by means of unsupervised recurring pattern detection and matched via graph matching with the expected product layout specified by a planogram. To improve the efficiency, a divide-conquer strategy is employed. Specifically, the input image is divided into several regions based on the planogram. Recurring patterns are detected in each region respectively and then merged together to estimate product layout information. Experimental results on real data from a supermarket chain have verified the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed method.