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RECTGAUSS-Tex : block-based background subtraction

Dorra Riahi, Pier-Luc St-Onge and Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau

Technical Report (2012)

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This paper presents an approach to background subtraction based on rectangular regions (blocks). The general principle is to successively divide the image into blocks and detect foreground pixels based on the color histogram and the variance between pixels of the blocks. Then, the classic Gaussian Mixture background subtraction method is applied to refine the detected foreground. Results show that this approach reduces false positives by filtering noise coming from small motion as it is based on groups of pixels instead of on individual pixels.

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Subjects: 2700 Technologie de l'information > 2706 Génie logiciel
2700 Technologie de l'information > 2708 Traitement d'images et traitement vidéo
Department: Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 17:09
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2797/
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Report number: EPM-RT-2012-03


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