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Spatio-Temporal Motion Pattern Modeling of Extremely Crowded Scenes


The abundance of video surveillance systems has created a dire need for computational methods that can assist or even replace human operators. Research in this field, however, has yet to tackle an important real-world scenario: extremely crowded scenes. The excessive amount of people and their activities in extremely crowded scenes present unique challenges to motion-based video analysis. In this paper, we present a novel statistical framework for modeling the motion pattern behavior of extremely crowded scenes. We construct a rich yet compact representation of the local spatio-temporal motion patterns and model their temporal behaviors with a novel, distribution-based Hidden Markov Model (HMM), exploiting the underlying statistical characteristics of the scene. We demonstrate that, by capturing the steady-state behavior of a scene, we can naturally detect unusual events as unlikely motion pattern variations. The experiments show promising results in extremely crowded real-world scenes with complex activities that are hard for even human observers to analyze.
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inria-00326717 , version 1 (05-10-2008)


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Louis Kratz, Ko Nishino. Spatio-Temporal Motion Pattern Modeling of Extremely Crowded Scenes. The 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning for Vision-based Motion Analysis - MLVMA'08, Oct 2008, Marseille, France. ⟨inria-00326717⟩


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