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Active query process for digital video surveillance forensic applications

Abstract: Multimedia forensics is a new emerging discipline regarding the analysis and exploitation of digital data as support for investigation to extract probative elements. Among them, visual data about people and people activities, extracted from videos in an efficient way, are becoming day by day more appealing for forensics, due to the availability of large video-surveillance footage. Thus, many research studies and prototypes investigate the analysis of soft biometrics data, such as people appearance and people trajectories. In this work, we propose new solutions for querying and retrieving visual data in an interactive and active fashion for soft biometrics in forensics. The innovative proposal joins the capability of transductive learning for semi-supervised search by similarity and a typical multimedia methodology based on user-guided relevance feedback to allow an active interaction with the visual data of people, appearance and trajectory in large surveillance areas. Approaches proposed are very general and can be exploited independently by the surveillance setting and the type of video analytic tools.


Coppi, Dalia; Calderara, Simone; Cucchiara, Rita "Active query process for digital video surveillance forensic applications" SIGNAL, IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING, vol. 9, pp. 749 -759 , 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s11760-013-0504-8

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