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Particle Filtering with Multiple Cues for Object Tracking in Video Sequences

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In this paper we investigate object tracking in video sequences by using the potential of particle filtering to process features from video frames. A particle filter (PF) and a Gaussian sum particle filter (GSPF) are developed based upon multiple information cues, namely colour and texture, which are described with highly nonlinear models. The algorithms rely on likelihood factorisation as a product of the likelihoods of the cues. We demonstrate the advantages of tracking with multiple independent complementary cues compared to tracking with individual cues. The advantages are increased robustness and improved accuracy. The performance of the two filters is investigated and validated over both synthetic and natural video sequences.

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Publisher: SPIE