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Simulation of video sequences for an accurate evaluation of tracking algorithms on complex scenes
Author(s): Christine Dubreu; Antoine Manzanera; Eric Bohain
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Paper Abstract

As target tracking is arousing more and more interest, the necessity to reliably assess tracking algorithms in any conditions is becoming essential. The evaluation of such algorithms requires a database of sequences representative of the whole range of conditions in which the tracking system is likely to operate, together with its associated ground truth. However, building such a database with real sequences, and collecting the associated ground truth appears to be hardly possible and very time-consuming. Therefore, more and more often, synthetic sequences are generated by complex and heavy simulation platforms to evaluate the performance of tracking algorithms. Some methods have also been proposed using simple synthetic sequences generated without such complex simulation platforms. These sequences are generated from a finite number of discriminating parameters, and are statistically representative, as regards these parameters, of real sequences. They are very simple and not photorealistic, but can be reliably used for low-level tracking algorithms evaluation in any operating conditions. The aim of this paper is to assess the reliability of these non-photorealistic synthetic sequences for evaluation of tracking systems on complex-textured objects, and to show how the number of parameters can be increased to synthesize more elaborated scenes and deal with more complex dynamics, including occlusions and three-dimensional deformations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6971, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXII, 697109 (25 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784262
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Christine Dubreu, Cedip Infrared Systems and ENSTA (France)
Antoine Manzanera, ENSTA (France)
Eric Bohain, Cedip Infrared Systems (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6971:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXII
Steven L. Chodos; William E. Thompson, Editor(s)

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