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  • Open Access

Face Tracking in the Compressed Domain

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:059451

https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP/2006/59451

  • Received: 30 August 2004
  • Accepted: 4 May 2005
  • Published:

Abstract

A compressed domain generic object tracking algorithm offers, in combination with a face detection algorithm, a low-compu-tational-cost solution to the problem of detecting and locating faces in frames of compressed video sequences (such as MPEG-1 or MPEG-2). Objects such as faces can thus be tracked through a compressed video stream using motion information provided by existing forward and backward motion vectors. The described solution requires only low computational resources on CE devices and offers at one and the same time sufficiently good location rates.

Keywords

  • Detection Algorithm
  • Video Sequence
  • Motion Vector
  • Video Stream
  • Tracking Algorithm

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Philips Research, Eindhoven, 5656AA, Netherlands Antilles

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© Fonseca and Nesvadba 2006

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