Partial occlusion handling for visual tracking via robust part matching

Tianzhu Zhang, Kui Jia, Changsheng Xu, Yi Ma, Narendra Ahuja

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Abstract

Part-based visual tracking is advantageous due to its robustness against partial occlusion. However, how to effectively exploit the confidence scores of individual parts to construct a robust tracker is still a challenging problem. In this paper, we address this problem by simultaneously matching parts in each of multiple frames, which is realized by a locality-constrained low-rank sparse learning method that establishes multi-frame part correspondences through optimization of partial permutation matrices. The proposed part matching tracker (PMT) has a number of attractive properties. (1) It exploits the spatial-temporal localityconstrained property for robust part matching. (2) It matches local parts from multiple frames jointly by considering their low-rank and sparse structure information, which can effectively handle part appearance variations due to occlusion or noise. (3) The proposed PMT model has the inbuilt mechanism of leveraging multi-mode target templates, so that the dilemma of template updating when encountering occlusion in tracking can be better handled. This contrasts with existing methods that only do part matching between a pair of frames. We evaluate PMT and compare with 10 popular state-of-the-art methods on challenging benchmarks. Experimental results show that PMT consistently outperform these existing trackers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1258-1265
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479951178, 9781479951178
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2014
Event27th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2014 - Columbus, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 28 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Other

Other27th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2014
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus
Period6/23/146/28/14

Keywords

  • visual tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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