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Session:Video Object Segmentation and Tracking
Time:Tuesday, October 10, 14:20 - 17:00
Presentation: Poster
Topic: Image & Video Segmentation: Video object segmentation and tracking
Authors: Huihai Lu; University of Essex 
 Mohammed Ghanbari; University of Essex 
 John C. Woods; University of Essex 
Abstract: Tracking objects in motion is often done by imposing the constraints of kinematics and local image properties onto the objects. In this work, we propose a novel tracking algorithm which uses the surrounding information of the object to construct the feature profiles. The object feature profiles are then compared across consecutive frames to locate the targets. The feature profiles possess two important properties, distinctiveness and coherence, which make them robust to measurement noises, short occlusions and false targets. The matching cost function is formulated under a Bayesian framework that enables the algorithm to capture the properties in the form of probabilities. The algorithm is also self-initializing. The computation of the feature profiles is fast due to their simple definition; and the comparison between two profiles can also be done efficiently.