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Moving objects tracking is an important problem in many applications such as video-surveillance. Monitoring systems can be improved using vision-based techniques able to extract and classify objects in the scene. However, problems arise due to unexpected shadows because shadow detection is critical for accurate objects detection in video stream, since shadow points are often misclassified as object points causing errors in localization, segmentation, measurements, tracking and classification of moving objects. The paper presents a new approach for removing shadows from moving objects, starting from a frame-difference method using a grey-level textured adaptive background. The shadow detection scheme uses photometric properties and the notion of shadow as semi-transparent region which retains a reduced-contrast representation of the underlying surface pattern and texture. We analyze the problem …
Publication date: 
1 Apr 2006

Alessandro Leone, Cosimo Distante, Francesco Buccolieri

Biblio References: 
Volume: 27 Issue: 5 Pages: 345-355
Pattern Recognition Letters