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Author(s)Marko Esche, Mustafa Karaman, Thomas Sikora
EditorNicola Adami, Andrea Cavallaro, Riccardo Leonardi, Pierangelo Migliorati
TitleSemi-Automatic Object Tracking in Video Sequences by Extension of the MRSST Algorithm
Book titleAnalysis, Retrieval and Delivery of Multimedia Contents
PublisherSpringer, Berlin
AbstractThe objective of this work is to investigate a new approach
for segmentation of real-world objects in video sequences. While some amount of user interaction is still necessary for most algorithms in this field, in order for them to produce adequate results, these can be reduced
making use of certain properties of graph-based image segmentation algorithms. Based on one of these algorithms a framework is proposed that tracks individual foreground objects through arbitrary video sequences and partly automates the necessary corrections required from the user. Experimental results suggest that the proposed algorithm performs well on both low- and high-resolution video sequences and can even, to a certain extent, cope with motion blur and gradual object deformations.
Key wordsimage segmentation, object tracking, binary partition tree