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Human body posture recognition using MPEG-7 descriptors
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to human body posture recognition based on the MPEG-7 contour-based shape descriptor and the widely used projection histogram. A combination of them was used to recognize the main posture and the view of a human based on the binary object mask obtained by the segmentation process. The recognition is treated as a typical pattern recognition task and is carried out through a hierarchy of classifiers. Therefore various structures both hierachical and non-hierarchical, in combination with different classifiers, are compared to each other with respect to recognition performance and computational complexity. Based on this an optimal system design with recognition rates of 95.59% for the main posture, 77.84% for the view and 79.77% in combination is achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5308, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004, (18 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.526666
Show Author Affiliations
Lutz Goldmann, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Mustafa Karaman, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Thomas Sikora, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Bhaskaran Vasudev, Editor(s)

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