Tracking Articulated Body by Dynamic Markov Network

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Tracking Articulated Body by Dynamic Markov Network
A new method for visual tracking of articulated objects is presented. Analyzing articulated motion is challenging because the dimensionality increase potentially demands tremendous increase of computation. To ease this problem, we propose an approach that analyzes subparts locally while reinforcing the structural constraints at the mean time. The computational model of the proposed approach is based on a dynamic Markov network, a generative model which characterizes the dynamics and the image observations of each individual subpart as well as the motion constraints among different subparts. Probabilistic variational analysis of the model reveals a mean field approximation to the posterior densities of each subparts given visual evidence, and provides a computationally efficient way for such a difficult Bayesian inference problem. In addition, we design mean field Monte Carlo (MFMC) algorithms, in which a set of low dimensional particle filters interact with each other and solve the hi...
Ying Wu, Gang Hua, Ting Yu
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICCV
Authors Ying Wu, Gang Hua, Ting Yu
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