A framework for feature selection for background subtraction

Toufiq Parag, Ahmed Elgammal, Anurag Mittal

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Abstract

Background subtraction is a widely used paradigm to detect moving objects in video taken from a static camera and is used for various important applications such as video surveillance, human motion analysis, etc. Various statistical approaches have been proposed for modeling a given scene background. However, there is no theoretical framework for choosing which features to use to model different regions of the scene background. In this paper we introduce a novel framework for feature selection for background modeling and subtraction. A boosting algorithm, namely RealBoost, is used to choose the best combination of features at each pixel. Given the probability estimates from a pool of features calculated by Kernel Density Estimate (KDE) over a certain time period, the algorithm selects the most useful ones to discriminate foreground objects from the scene background. The results show that the proposed framework successfully selects appropriate features for different parts of the image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006
Pages1916-1923
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2006Jun 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Other

Other2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/17/066/22/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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