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Semantic Video Object Segmentation for Content-Based Multimedia Applications : The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science - Ju Guo

Semantic Video Object Segmentation for Content-Based Multimedia Applications

The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2001
ISBN: 9780792375135
Number Of Pages: 109

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Semantic Video Object Segmentation for Content-Based Multimedia Applications provides a thorough review of state-of-the-art techniques as well as describing several novel ideas and algorithms for semantic object extraction from image sequences. Semantic object extraction is an essential element in content-based multimedia services, such as the newly developed MPEG4 and MPEG7 standards. An interactive system called SIVOG (Smart Interactive Video Object Generation) is presented, which converts user's semantic input into a form that can be conveniently integrated with low-level video processing. Thus, high-level semantic information and low-level video features are integrated seamlessly into a smart segmentation system. A region and temporal adaptive algorithm was further proposed to improve the efficiency of the SIVOG system so that it is feasible to achieve nearly real-time video object segmentation with robust and accurate performances. Also included is an examination of the shape coding problem and the object segmentation problem simultaneously.
Semantic Video Object Segmentation for Content-Based Multimedia Applications will be of great interest to research scientists and graduate-level students working in the area of content-based multimedia representation and applications and its related fields.

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Significance of the Researchp. 1
Background of the Researchp. 2
Contributions of the Researchp. 4
Color Featurep. 4
Automatic Segmentation Algorithmp. 4
Interactive Semantic Object Segmentationp. 5
Temporal and Region-adaptive Processingp. 6
Object Shape Postprocessingp. 6
Outline of the Monographp. 6
Review of Previous Workp. 9
Change Detectionp. 9
Motion Segmentationp. 11
Motion Modelp. 11
Previous Work in Motion Segmentationp. 14
Spatial and Temporal Segmentationp. 15
Spatial Segmentation Techniquesp. 15
Three Segmentation Proposals in MPEG4p. 17
Other Combinations of Spatial and Temporal Segmentationp. 18
User Interactive Segmentationp. 20
Motivationp. 20
Category of User Interactionp. 21
Efficiency of User Interactionp. 22
Previous Workp. 23
Evaluation of Segmentation Qualityp. 26
Automatic Segmentationp. 29
Video Segmentation With Color and Motionp. 29
Color-based Spatial Segmentationp. 31
Motion Tracking and Spatial-Temporal Integrationp. 32
Experimental Resultsp. 35
Subjective Evaluationp. 35
Objective Evaluationp. 36
Object Shape Postprocessingp. 45
Proposed Algorithm for Coding Optimizationp. 45
Shape Coding Optimizationp. 46
Experimental Resultsp. 47
Interactive Segmentation Algorithmsp. 53
Description of the SIVOG Systemp. 54
System Overviewp. 54
User Interfacep. 55
Smart-processing Kernelp. 56
Temporal Tracking of Rigid Objectsp. 57
Boundary Update for Non-rigid Objectsp. 59
User Correction and Updatep. 63
System Evaluationp. 64
Experimental Resultsp. 64
Rigid Object Segmentationp. 64
Non-rigid Object Segmentationp. 66
Temporal and Spatial Adaptive Processingp. 75
Introductionp. 75
Description of the SIVOG Systemp. 76
Semantic User Interactionp. 76
Smart Processing kernelp. 76
Region and Temporal Adaptive Processingp. 79
Region Selectionp. 79
Temporal Skipping and Interpolationp. 82
Experimental Resultsp. 87
System Efficiencyp. 87
System Accuracyp. 88
Summary and Future Workp. 95
Future Workp. 96
Texture Segmentationp. 96
Model-based Segmentation Algorithmp. 96
Object Postprocessingp. 96
Evaluation of User's Effortp. 97
Referencesp. 99
About the authorsp. 107
Indexp. 109
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ISBN: 9780792375135
ISBN-10: 0792375130
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 109
Published: 30th September 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.82