#251: Robust multi-object tracking with semantic color correlation

N. Al-Shakarji, F. Bunyak, G. Seetharaman, and K. Palaniappan

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), pgs. 1-7, 2017

image color analysis, tracking, color, correlation, lighting, histograms.

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Multi-object tracking is an important computer vision task with wide variety of real-life applications from surveillance and monitoring to biomedical video analysis. Multi-object tracking is a challenging problem due to complications such as partial or full occlusions, factors affecting object appearance, object interaction dynamics, etc. and computational cost. In this paper, we propose a detection-based multi-object tracking system that uses a two-step data association scheme to ensure time efficiency while preserving tracking accuracy; a robust but discriminative object appearance model that compares object color attributes using a novel color correlation cost matrix; and a framework that handles occlusions through prediction. Our experiments on UA-DETRAC multi-object tracking benchmark dataset consisting of challenging real-world traffic videos show promising results against state-of-the-art trackers.