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People tracking without prior information: a biological cortex-like neural approach
Author(s): Peter W. T. Yuen
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on how an object, such as pedestrians, can be spotted, recognised and then subsequently tracked without prior information. Rather than using conventional sliding window techniques for target/object detection, a biological-like bottom-up neural system, similar to that of human's visual perception, has been adopted for selecting the region of interest (ROI) according to the salience and relevance of the scene. Subsequently, a cortex-like feed forward object recognition mechanism is employed for categorising objects in the ROI into pedestrian and non-pedestrian classes. The result is demonstrated using a video track and the flexibility and efficiency of this biological approach for surveillance application is commented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7119, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting IV, 711908 (3 October 2008);
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Peter W. T. Yuen, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7119:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting IV
Gari Owen, Editor(s)

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