Background subtraction: fuzzy based methods

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Fuzzy Sugeno Integral (with Adaptive-Selective Update) of Hongxun Zhang and De Xu (2006) paper link


Background subtraction is a method typically used to segment moving regions in image sequences taken from a static camera by comparing each new frame to a model of the scene background. We present a novel approach that uses fuzzy integral to fuse the texture and color features for background subtraction. The method could handle various small motions of background objects such as swaying tree branches and bushes. Our method requires less computational cost. The model adapts quickly to changes in the scene that enables very sensitive detection of moving targets. The results show that the proposed method is effective and efficient in real-time and accurate background maintenance in complex environment.


Fuzzy Choquet Integral (with Adaptive-Selective Update) of Baf et al (2008) paper link


Detection of moving objects is the first step in many applications using video sequences like video-surveillance, optical motion capture and multimedia application. The process mainly used is the background subtraction which one key step is the foreground detection. The goal is to classify pixels of the current image as foreground or background. Some critical situations as shadows, illumination variations can occur in the scene and generate a false classification of image pixels. To deal with the uncertainty in the classification issue, we propose to use the Choquet integral as aggregation operator. Experiments on different data sets in video surveillance have shown a robustness of the proposed method against some critical situations when fusing color and texture features. Different color spaces have been tested to improve the insensitivity of the detection to the illumination changes. Then, the algorithm has been compared with another fuzzy approach based on the Sugeno integral and has proved its robustness.


Fuzzy Gaussian of Sigari et al (2008) paper link



These algorithms are contained in the bgslibrary by Andrews Sobral, that includes over 30 background subtraction algorithms, a common C++ framework for comparing them, and an handy C++/MFC or Java app to see them running on video files or live feed from a webcam.

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