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A survey of imagery techniques for semantic labeling of human-vehicle interactions in persistent surveillance systems
Author(s): Vinayak Elangovan; Amir Shirkhodaie
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Paper Abstract

Understanding and semantic annotation of Human-Vehicle Interactions (HVI) facilitate fusion of Hard sensor (HS) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in a cohesive way. By characterization, classification, and discrimination of HVI patterns pertinent threats may be realized. Various Persistent Surveillance System (PSS) imagery techniques have been proposed in the past decade for identifying human interactions with various objects in the environment. Understanding of such interactions facilitates to discover human intentions and motives. However, without consideration of incidental context, reasoning and analysis of such behavioral activities is a very challenging and difficult task. This paper presents a current survey of related publications in the area of context-based Imagery techniques applied for HVI recognition, in particular, it discusses taxonomy and ontology of HVI and presents a summary of reported robust image processing techniques for spatiotemporal characterization and tracking of human targets in urban environments. The discussed techniques include model-based, shape-based and appearance-based techniques employed for identification and classification of objects. A detailed overview of major past research activities related to HVI in PSS with exploitation of spatiotemporal reasoning techniques applied to semantic labeling of the HVI is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8050, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX, 80501P (5 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887019
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Vinayak Elangovan, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)
Amir Shirkhodaie, Tennessee State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8050:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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