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3 October 2008 People tracking without prior information: a biological cortex-like neural approach
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This paper focuses on how an object, such as pedestrians, can be spotted, recognised and then subsequently tracked without prior information. Rather than using conventional sliding window techniques for target/object detection, a biological-like bottom-up neural system, similar to that of human's visual perception, has been adopted for selecting the region of interest (ROI) according to the salience and relevance of the scene. Subsequently, a cortex-like feed forward object recognition mechanism is employed for categorising objects in the ROI into pedestrian and non-pedestrian classes. The result is demonstrated using a video track and the flexibility and efficiency of this biological approach for surveillance application is commented.
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Peter W. T. Yuen "People tracking without prior information: a biological cortex-like neural approach", Proc. SPIE 7119, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting IV, 711908 (3 October 2008);

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