Automatic acquisition of context models and its application to video surveillance

Oliver Brdiczka*, Pong Chi YUEN, Sofia Zaidenberg, Patrick Reignier, James L. Crowley

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This paper addresses the problem of automatically acquiring context models from data. Context and human behavior are represented using a state model, called situation model. This model consists of different layers referring to entities, filters, roles, relations, situation and situation relationship. We propose a framework for the automatic acquisition of these different layers. In particular, this paper proposes a novel generic situation acquisition algorithm. The algorithm is also successfully applied to a video surveillance task and is evaluated by the public CAVIAR video database. The results are encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventThe 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006 - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 200624 Aug 2006 (Link to conference website) (Link to conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1051-4651


ConferenceThe 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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