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Authors: Katherine Batista ; Rui Caseiro and Jorge Batista

Affiliation: University of Coimbra, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-674-029-0

Keyword(s): Foreground segmentation, Shadow modelling and detection, Traffic surveillance.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Computer Vision, Visualization and Computer Graphics ; Image and Video Analysis ; Pattern Recognition ; Segmentation and Grouping ; Software Engineering ; Video Analysis

Abstract: This paper presents a method to automatically model and detect shadows on highway surveillance scenarios. This approach uses a cascade of two classifiers. The first stage of this method uses a weak classifier to ascertain the color information of possibly shadowed pixels which will be used by the second stage of this method (strong classifier). The weak classifier estimates the Color Normalized Cross-Correlation (CNCC) and the color information of the pixels identified as shadow, will be used to build or update multi-layered statistical shadow models of the RGB appearance of shadow. These models will then be used, by the strong classifier, to correctly distinguish shadow. To prevent misclassifications from corrupting the results of both classifiers, spatial dependencies are also taken into account. For this purpose, nonparametric kernel density estimators in a pyramidal decomposition (PKDE), as well as, Markov Random Fields (MRF) were independently employed. This technique is being us ed in a real outdoor traffic surveillance system in order to minimize the effects of cast vehicle shadows as well as shadows induced by illumination changes. Several results are presented in this paper to prove its effectiveness and the advantages of applying spatial contextualization methods to the weak and strong classifiers. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Batista K.; Caseiro R.; Batista J. and (2010). SHADOW MODELING AND DETECTION FOR ROBUST FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION IN HIGHWAY SCENARIOS.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-029-0, pages 148-157. DOI: 10.5220/0002823401480157

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author={Katherine Batista and Rui Caseiro and Jorge Batista},
title={SHADOW MODELING AND DETECTION FOR ROBUST FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION IN HIGHWAY SCENARIOS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={148-157},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002823401480157},
isbn={978-989-674-029-0},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - SHADOW MODELING AND DETECTION FOR ROBUST FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION IN HIGHWAY SCENARIOS
SN - 978-989-674-029-0
AU - Batista, K.
AU - Caseiro, R.
AU - Batista, J.
PY - 2010
SP - 148
EP - 157
DO - 10.5220/0002823401480157

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