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Space-Time Segmentation Based on a Joint Entropy with Estimation of Nonparametric Distributions

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Space-Time Segmentation Based on a Joint Entropy with Estimation of Nonparametric Distributions
This paper deals with video segmentation based on motion and spatial information. Classically, the nucleus of the motion term is the motion compensation error (MCE) between two consecutive frames. Defining a motion-based energy as the integral of a function of the MCE over the object domain implicitly results in making an assumption on the MCE distribution: Gaussian for the square function, Laplacian for the absolute value, or other parametric distributions for functions used in robust estimation. However, these assumptions are generally false. Instead, it is proposed to integrate a function of (an estimation of) the MCE distribution. The function is taken such that the integral is the Ahmad-Lin entropy of the MCE, the purpose being to be more robust to outliers. Since a motion-only approach can fail in homogeneous areas, the proposed energy is the joint entropy of the MCE and the object color. It is minimized using active contours. Key words: space-time segmentation, joint entropy, a...
Ariane Herbulot, Sylvain Boltz, Eric Debreuve, Mic
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SCALESPACE
Authors Ariane Herbulot, Sylvain Boltz, Eric Debreuve, Michel Barlaud, Gilles Aubert
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