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Author Yong Rui ♦ Yunqiang Chen
Sponsorship IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Committee on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Proposals ♦ Particle tracking ♦ Particle filters ♦ Humans ♦ State-space methods ♦ Filtering ♦ Face ♦ Equations ♦ Acoustic noise ♦ Working environment noise
Abstract Tracking objects involves the modeling of non-linear non-Gaussian systems. On one hand, variants of Kalman filters are limited by their Gaussian assumptions. On the other hand, conventional particle filter, e.g., CONDENSATION, uses transition prior as the proposal distribution. The transition prior does not take into account current observation data, and many particles can therefore be wasted in low likelihood area. To overcome these difficulties, unscented particle filter (UPF) has recently been proposed in the field of filtering theory. In this paper, we introduce the UPF framework into audio and visual tracking. The UPF uses the unscented Kalman filter to generate sophisticated proposal distributions that seamlessly integrate the current observation, thus greatly improving the tracking performance. To evaluate the efficacy of the UPF framework, we apply it in two real-world tracking applications. One is the audio-based speaker localization, and the other is the vision-based human tracking. The experimental results are compared against those of the widely used CONDENSATION approach and have demonstrated superior tracking performance.
Description Author affiliation: Collaboration & Multimedia Syst. Group, Microsoft Res., Redmond, WA, USA (Yong Rui; Yunqiang Chen)
ISBN 0769512720
ISSN 10636919
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-12-08
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
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Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library