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Multiview-Based Cooperative Tracking of Multiple Human Objects

EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20072008:253039

DOI: 10.1155/2008/253039

Received: 31 January 2007

Accepted: 3 December 2007

Published: 11 December 2007


Human tracking is a popular research topic in computer vision. However, occlusion problem often complicates the tracking process. This paper presents the so-called multiview-based cooperative tracking of multiple human objects based on the homographic relation between different views. This cooperative tracking applies two hidden Markov processes (tracking and occlusion processes) for each target in each view. The tracking process locates the moving target in each view, whereas the occlusion process represents the possible visibility of the specific target in that designated view. Based on the occlusion process, the cooperative tracking process may reallocate tracking resources for different trackers in different views. Experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed method.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
Department of Informatics, Fo-Guang University


© K.-C. Lien and C.-L. Huang. 2008

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