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An intelligent crowdsourcing system for forensic analysis of surveillance video
Author(s): Khalid Tahboub; Neeraj Gadgil; Javier Ribera; Blanca Delgado; Edward J. Delp
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Paper Abstract

Video surveillance systems are of a great value for public safety. With an exponential increase in the number of cameras, videos obtained from surveillance systems are often archived for forensic purposes. Many automatic methods have been proposed to do video analytics such as anomaly detection and human activity recognition. However, such methods face significant challenges due to object occlusions, shadows and scene illumination changes. In recent years, crowdsourcing has become an effective tool that utilizes human intelligence to perform tasks that are challenging for machines. In this paper, we present an intelligent crowdsourcing system for forensic analysis of surveillance video that includes the video recorded as a part of search and rescue missions and large-scale investigation tasks. We describe a method to enhance crowdsourcing by incorporating human detection, re-identification and tracking. At the core of our system, we use a hierarchal pyramid model to distinguish the crowd members based on their ability, experience and performance record. Our proposed system operates in an autonomous fashion and produces a final output of the crowdsourcing analysis consisting of a set of video segments detailing the events of interest as one storyline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9407, Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2015, 94070I (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077807
Show Author Affiliations
Khalid Tahboub, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Neeraj Gadgil, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Javier Ribera, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Blanca Delgado, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Edward J. Delp, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9407:
Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2015
Robert P. Loce; Eli Saber, Editor(s)

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