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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Tracking of Objects in Video Scenes with Time Varying Content

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:750583

  • Received: 27 July 2001
  • Published:


We propose a method for tracking of objects contained in video sequences. Each video object is represented by a set of polygonal regions. A bottom up approach (spatial segmentation/motion estimation) is applied for the initialisation of the method, a limited human interaction is used to build the semantic map of the first frame in video sequence. The tracking of this model along a video sequence is based on detecting and indexing new objects in a video scene. Semantic rules are used to label new objects and, the current state of segmentation is validated by forward projection of the background.


  • new region extraction
  • labelling
  • object indexing
  • forward projection

Authors’ Affiliations

IRCCyN UMR 6597, CNRS EPUN, rue Christian Pauc La chantrerie, BP 60601, Nantes, 44306, France
LABRI, CNRS UMR 5800, Université Bordeaux-1, Talence, 33405, France


© Mahboubi et al. 2002