Title

Matching Motion Trajectories Using Scale-Space

Title - Alternative

Pattern Recognit.

Keywords

Motion Analysis; Motion Representation; Recognition; Scale-Space; Trajectory Matching; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence; Engineering, Electrical &; Electronic

Abstract

The goal is to design a recognition system which can distinguish between two objects with the same shape but different motion, or between two objects with the same motion but a different shape. The input to the system is a set of two-dimensional (2D) trajectories from an object tracked through a sequence of n frames. The structure and three-dimensional (3D) trajectories of each object in the domain are stored in the model. The problem is to match the information in the model with the input set of 2D trajectories and determine if they represent the same object. The simplest way to perform these steps is to match the input 2D trajectories with the 2D projections of the 3D model trajectories. First, a simple algorithm is presented which matches two single trajectories using only motion information. The 2D motion trajectories are converted into two one-dimensional (1D) signals based on their speed and direction components. The signals are then represented by scale-space images, both to simplify matching and because the scale-space representations are translation and rotation invariant. The matching algorithm is extended to include spatial information and a second algorithm is proposed which matches multiple trajectories by combining motion and spatial match scores. Both algorithms are tested with real and synthetic data.

Publication Title

Pattern Recognition

Volume

26

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

595

Last Page

610

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993LD88100012

ISSN

0031-3203

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