Color models of shadow detection in video scenes

Benedek, Csaba and Szirányi, Tamás (2007) Color models of shadow detection in video scenes. In: VISAPP 2007. Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on computer vision theory and applications. Barcelona, 2007..


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In this paper we address the problem of appropriate modelling of shadows in color images. While previous works compared the different approaches regarding their model structure, a comparative study of color models has still missed. This paper attacks a continuous need for defining the appropriate color space for this main surveillance problem. We introduce a statistical and parametric shadow model-framework, which can work with different color spaces, and perform a detailed comparision with it. We show experimental results regarding the following questions: (1) What is the gain of using color images instead of grayscale ones? (2) What is the gain of using uncorrelated spaces instead of the standard RGB? (3) Chrominance (illumination invariant), luminance, or ”mixed” spaces are more effective? (4) In which scenes are the differences significant? We qualified the metrics both in color based clustering of the individual pixels and in the case of Bayesian foreground-background-shadow segmentation. Experimental results on real-life videos show that CIE L*u*v* color space is the most efficient.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Distributed Events Analysis Research Laboratory
Depositing User: Eszter Nagy
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 15:29
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 12:25

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