Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Detection of events and actions in video entails substantial processing of very large, even open-ended, video streams. Video data presents a unique challenge for the information retrieval community because properly representing video events is challenging. We propose a novel approach to analyze temporal aspects of video data. We consider video data as a sequence of images that form a 3-dimensional spatiotemporal structure, and perform multiview orthographic projection to transform the video data into 2-dimensional representations. The projected views allow a unique way to rep- resent video events and capture the temporal aspect of video data. We extract local salient points from 2D projection views and perform detection-via-similarity approach on a wide range of events against real-world surveillance data. We demonstrate our example-based detection framework is competitive and robust. We also investigate the synthetic example driven retrieval as a basis for query-by-example.
Motion analysis, Video event detection, Video retrieval
ix, 115 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-115).
Copyright 2011 Dong-Jun Park