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Learning People Trajectories using Semi-directional Statistics

Abstract: This paper proposes a system for people trajectory shape analysis by exploiting a statistical approach which accounts for sequences of both directional (the directions of the trajectory) and linear (the speeds) data. A semi-directional distribution (AWLG - Approximated Wrapped and Linear Gaussian) is used with a mixture to find main directions and speeds. A variational version of the mutual information criterion is proposed to prove the statistical dependency of the data. Then, in order to compare data sequences, we define an inexact method with a Kullback-Leibler-based distance measure and employ a global alignment technique is to handle sequences of different lengths and with local shifts or deformations. A comprehensive analysis of variable dependency and parameter estimation techniques are reported and evaluated on both synthetic and real data sets.


Calderara, Simone; Prati, Andrea; Cucchiara, Rita "Learning People Trajectories using Semi-directional Statistics" Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, Genoa, Italy, pp. 213 -218 , 2-4 September 2009, 2009 DOI: 10.1109/AVSS.2009.34

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