Indexing Large Human-Motion Databases

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Indexing Large Human-Motion Databases
Data-driven animation has become the industry standard for computer games and many animated movies and special effects. In particular, motion capture data recorded from live actors, is the most promising approach offered thus far for animating realistic human characters. However, the manipulation of such data for general use and re-use is not yet a solved problem. Many of the existing techniques dealing with editing motion rely on indexing for annotation, segmentation, and re-ordering of the data. Euclidean distance is inappropriate for solving these indexing problems because of the inherent variability found in human motion. The limitations of Euclidean distance stems from the fact that it is very sensitive to distortions in the time axis. A partial solution to this problem, Dynamic Time Warping (DTW), aligns the time axis before calculating the Euclidean distance. However, DTW can only address the problem of local scaling. As we demonstrate in this paper, global or uniform scaling i...
Eamonn J. Keogh, Themis Palpanas, Victor B. Zordan
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where VLDB
Authors Eamonn J. Keogh, Themis Palpanas, Victor B. Zordan, Dimitrios Gunopulos, Marc Cardle
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