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Human behavior analysis based on a new motion descriptor

Huang, K. and Wang, S. and Tan, T. and Maybank, Stephen J. (2009) Human behavior analysis based on a new motion descriptor. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 19 (12), pp. 1830-1840. ISSN 1051-8215.

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Human behavior analysis is an important area of research in computer vision and is also driven by a wide spectrum of applications, such as smart video surveillance and human-computer interface. In this paper, we present a novel approach for human behavior analysis. Two research challenges, motion representation and behavior recognition, are addressed. A novel motion descriptor, which is an improved feature based on optical flow, is proposed for motion representation. Optical flow is improved with a motion filter, and feature fusion with the shape and trajectory information. To recognize the behavior, the support vector machine is employed to train the classifier where the concatenation of histograms is formed as the input features. Experimental results on the Weizmann behavior database and the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science real-world multiview behavior database demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of our method.

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 11:53
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