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Tracking by Parts: A Bayesian Approach With Component Collaboration

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3 Author(s)
Wen-Yan Chang ; Inst. of Inf. Sci., Acad. Sinica, Taipei ; Chu-Song Chen ; Yi-Ping Hung

Instead of using global-appearance information for visual tracking, as adopted by many methods, we propose a tracking-by-parts (TBP) approach that uses partial appearance information for the task. The proposed method considers the collaborations between parts and derives a probability propagation framework by encoding the spatial coherence in a Bayesian formulation. To resolve this formulation, a TBP particle-filtering method is introduced. Unlike existing methods that only use the spatial-coherence relationship for particle-weight estimation, our method further applies this relationship for state prediction based on system dynamics. Thus, the part-based information can be utilized efficiently, and the tracking performance can be improved. Experimental results show that our approach outperforms the factored-likelihood and particle reweight methods, which only use spatial coherence for weight estimation.

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 2 )