Multiple cues-based active contours for target contour tracking under sophisticated background

Multiple cues-based active contours for target contour tracking under sophisticated background In this paper, we propose a novel target contour tracking method under sophisticated background using the multiple cues-based active contour model. To locate the target position, a contour-based mean-shift tracker is designed which combines both color and texture information. To reduce the adverse impact of sophisticated background and also accelerate the curve motion, we propose a two-layer-based target appearance model that combines both discriminative pre-learned-based global layer and voting-based local layer. The proposed appearance model is able to extract rough target region from the complex background, which provides important target region information for our active contour model. We subsequently introduce a dynamical shape model to provide prior target shape information for more stable segmentation. To obtain accurate target boundaries, we design a new multiple cues-based active contour model which integrates with target edge, discriminative region, and shape information. The experimental results on 30 video sequences demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms other competitive contour tracking methods under various tracking environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Visual Computer Springer Journals

Multiple cues-based active contours for target contour tracking under sophisticated background

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Graphics; Computer Science, general; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Image Processing and Computer Vision
ISSN
0178-2789
eISSN
1432-2315
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00371-016-1268-2
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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel target contour tracking method under sophisticated background using the multiple cues-based active contour model. To locate the target position, a contour-based mean-shift tracker is designed which combines both color and texture information. To reduce the adverse impact of sophisticated background and also accelerate the curve motion, we propose a two-layer-based target appearance model that combines both discriminative pre-learned-based global layer and voting-based local layer. The proposed appearance model is able to extract rough target region from the complex background, which provides important target region information for our active contour model. We subsequently introduce a dynamical shape model to provide prior target shape information for more stable segmentation. To obtain accurate target boundaries, we design a new multiple cues-based active contour model which integrates with target edge, discriminative region, and shape information. The experimental results on 30 video sequences demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms other competitive contour tracking methods under various tracking environment.

Journal

The Visual ComputerSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2016

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