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Effective Gaussian mixture learning and shadow suppression for video foreground segmentation
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Paper Abstract

Robust and efficient foreground segmentation is a crucial topic in many computer vision applications. In this paper, we propose an improved method of foreground segmentation with the Gaussian mixture model (GMM) for video surveillance. The number of mixture components of GMM is estimated according to the frequency of pixel value changes, the performance of GMM can be effectively enhanced with the modified background learning and update, new Gaussian distribution generation rule and shadow detection. In order to improve the efficiency, illumination assessment is used to decide whether there are shadows in the given image. Shadow suppression will be adopted based on morphological reconstruction. Besides, the detection of sudden illumination change and background updating are also presented. Results obtained with different real-world scenarios show the robustness and efficiency of the approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6786, MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition, 67861D (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.748233
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Yong Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jinwen Tian, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yihua Tan, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6786:
MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition

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