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Structural similarity-based object tracking in multimodality surveillance videos

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Structural similarity-based object tracking in multimodality surveillance videos. / Łoza, Artur; Mihaylova, Lyudmila; Bull, David; Canagarajah, Nishan.

In: Machine Vision and Applications, Vol. 20, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 71-83.

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Łoza, A, Mihaylova, L, Bull, D & Canagarajah, N 2009, 'Structural similarity-based object tracking in multimodality surveillance videos', Machine Vision and Applications, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 71-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00138-007-0107-x

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Łoza, A., Mihaylova, L., Bull, D., & Canagarajah, N. (2009). Structural similarity-based object tracking in multimodality surveillance videos. Machine Vision and Applications, 20(2), 71-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00138-007-0107-x

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Łoza, Artur ; Mihaylova, Lyudmila ; Bull, David ; Canagarajah, Nishan. / Structural similarity-based object tracking in multimodality surveillance videos. In: Machine Vision and Applications. 2009 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 71-83.

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