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Segmentation of moving objects from cluttered background scenes using a running average model
Author(s): Georgios Christogiannopoulos; Philip B. Birch; Rupert C. D. Young; Christopher R. Chatwin
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a system for the detection of people moving in a video scene. The system is ultimately intended to allow tracking of the major parts of the human body. Objects are detected utilizing a background subtraction method which is based on the movements of objects within the scene. The background removal algorithm is designed in a way that allows the background to be constantly up-dated automatically, allowing it to be used over a long period of time. Several methods for improving the outcome from the background removal algorithm are used which include addressing problems caused by variable shading. Mathematical morphology techniques are subsequently employed in order to improve the segmentation achieved in each frame.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5822, Information Technologies 2004, (21 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612035
Show Author Affiliations
Georgios Christogiannopoulos, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Philip B. Birch, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Rupert C. D. Young, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Christopher R. Chatwin, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5822:
Information Technologies 2004
Andrei M. Andriesh; Veacheslav L. Perju, Editor(s)

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