• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

Structurally Enhanced Correlation Tracking


Abstract

In visual object tracking, Correlation Filter-based Tracking (CFT) systems have arouse recently to be the most accurate and efficient methods. The CFT's circularly shifts the larger search window to find most likely position of the target. The need of larger search window to cover both background and object make an algorithm sensitive to the background and the target occlusions. Further, the use of fixed-sized windows for training makes them incapable to handle scale variations during tracking. To address these problems, we propose two layer target representation in which both global and local appearances of the target is considered. Multiple local patches in the local layer provide robustness to the background changes and the target occlusion. The target representation is enhanced by employing additional reversed RGB channels to prevent the loss of black objects in background during tracking. The final target position is obtained by the adaptive weighted average of confidence maps from global and local layers. Furthermore, the target scale variation in tracking is handled by the statistical model, which is governed by adaptive constraints to ensure reliability and accuracy in scale estimation. The proposed structural enhancement is tested on VTBv1.0 benchmark for its accuracy and robustness.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
Mayur Rajaram Parate and Kishor M. Bhurchandi, "Structurally Enhanced Correlation Tracking," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 4929-4947, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.013

[ACM Style]
Parate, M. R. and Bhurchandi, K. M. 2017. Structurally Enhanced Correlation Tracking. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 10, (2017), 4929-4947. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.013