Adaptive Updating Probabilistic Model for Visual Tracking

Kai FANG  Shuoyan LIU  Chunjie XU  Hao XUE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D   No.4   pp.914-917
Publication Date: 2017/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016EDL8188
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Pattern Recognition
visual tracking,  transition probability matrix,  expectation-maximization,  

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In this paper, an adaptive updating probabilistic model is proposed to track an object in real-world environment that includes motion blur, illumination changes, pose variations, and occlusions. This model adaptively updates tracker with the searching and updating process. The searching process focuses on how to learn appropriate tracker and updating process aims to correct it as a robust and efficient tracker in unconstrained real-world environments. Specifically, according to various changes in an object's appearance and recent probability matrix (TPM), tracker probability is achieved in Expectation-Maximization (EM) manner. When the tracking in each frame is completed, the estimated object's state is obtained and then fed into update current TPM and tracker probability via running EM in a similar manner. The highest tracker probability denotes the object location in every frame. The experimental result demonstrates that our method tracks targets accurately and robustly in the real-world tracking environments.