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Dynamic markers for collaborative discussion on video content
Author(s): Candemir Toklu; Thomas Fischer; Shih-Ping Liou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose an interactive tool for generating dynamic markers for video object in a distributed video content discussion environment. We address interactive video object selection and real-time video object marker generation which is supported by an automatic object tracking method. The proposed system satisfies the following criteria: (i) automatic object tracking has to be in real- time; (ii) the video object selection has to be carried out with minimal effort and knowledge; (iii) the user has to be notified by the system when the automatic object tracking method encounters problems: and (iv) interactive rectification of the object marker has to be instantaneous and direct. Our experimental results indicate that the proposed tool is very effective and intuitive in creating dynamic object markers for video content on the fly. Automatic object tracking method yields reliable results on a desktop PC in real-time, even with busy background and/or partial occlusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3972, Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2000, (23 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373568
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Candemir Toklu, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Fischer, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (United States)
Shih-Ping Liou, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3972:
Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2000
Minerva M. Yeung; Boon-Lock Yeo; Charles A. Bouman, Editor(s)

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