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Video object extraction based on adaptive background and statistical change detection
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a system for video object extraction useful for general applications where foreground objects move within a slow changing background. Surveillance of indoor and outdoor sequences is a typical example. The originality of the approach resides in two related components. First, the statistical change detection used in the system does not require any sophisticated parametric tuning as it is based on a probabilistic method. Second, the change is detected between a current instance of the scene and a reference that is updated continuously to take into account slow variation of the background. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme performs well in extracting video objects, with stability and good accuracy, while being of relative reduced complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4310, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2001, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411823
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Andrea Cavallaro, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4310:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2001
Bernd Girod; Charles A. Bouman; Eckehard G. Steinbach, Editor(s)

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