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Pattern Recognition, International Conference on (2002)
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Aug. 11, 2002 to Aug. 15, 2002
ISSN: 1051-4651
ISBN: 0-7695-1695-X
pp: 20617
Shunsuke Kamijo , University of Tokyo
Katsushi Ikeuchi , University of Tokyo
Masao Sakauchi , University of Tokyo
For many years, object tracking in images has suffered from the problems of occlusions and illumination effects. In order to resolve occlusion problems, we have been proposing the Spatio-Temporal Markov Random Field model for segmentation of spatio-temporal images since 2000. This S-T MRF optimizes the segmentation boundaries of occluded objects and their motion vectors simultaneously, by referring to textures and segment labeling correlations along the temporal axis, as well as the spatial axes. Recently, we have extend our S-T MRF model to segment spatial MRF energy distributions of images along temporal axis, in order to resolve the problem of such illumination effects. Since, such spatio-temporal distribution of MRF energies would be so stable against illumination effects, the model is able to appropriately segment spatio-temporal images against variations in illumination and shading effects. Consequently, in the evaluation of the S-T MRF by applying to vehicle tracking in traffic images, segmentation boundaries of vehicle regions were successfully determined by the S-T MRF model even in cases of serious occlusions and shading effects.

S. Kamijo, M. Sakauchi and K. Ikeuchi, "Illumination Invariant Segmentation of Spatio-Temporal Images by Spatio-Temporal Markov Random Field Model," Pattern Recognition, International Conference on(ICPR), Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2002, pp. 20617.
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