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Story comparison for estimating field of view overlap in a video collection

Thierry Malon 1 Sylvie Chambon 1 Alain Crouzil 2 Vincent Charvillat 1 
1 IRIT-REVA - Real Expression Artificial Life
IRIT - Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse
2 IRIT-MINDS - CoMputational imagINg anD viSion
IRIT - Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse
Abstract : Determining the links between large amounts of video data with no prior knowledge of the camera positions is a hard task to automate. From a collection of videos acquired from static cameras simultaneously, we propose a method for finding groups of videos with overlapping fields of view. Each video is first processed individually: at regular time steps, objects are detected and are assigned a category and an appearance descriptor. Next, the video is split into cells at different resolutions and we assign to each cell its story: it consists of the list of objects detected in the cell over time. Once the stories are established for each video, the links between cells of different videos are determined by comparing their stories: two cells are linked if they show simultaneous detections of objects of the same category with similar appearances. Pairs of videos with overlapping fields of view are identified using these links between cells. A link graph is finally returned, in which each node represents a video, and the edges indicate pairs of overlapping videos. The approach is evaluated on a set of 63 real videos from both public datasets and live surveillance videos, as well as on 84 synthetic videos, and shows promising results.
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Thierry Malon, Sylvie Chambon, Alain Crouzil, Vincent Charvillat. Story comparison for estimating field of view overlap in a video collection. 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020), Jan 2021, Milan, Italy. pp.5398-5405, ⟨10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9412387⟩. ⟨hal-03523956⟩

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