Shadow Detection Based on Regions of Light Sources for Object Extraction in Nighttime Video
AbstractIntelligent video surveillance systems detect pre-configured surveillance events through background modeling, foreground and object extraction, object tracking, and event detection. Shadow regions inside video frames sometimes appear as foreground objects, interfere with ensuing processes, and finally degrade the event detection performance of the systems. Conventional studies have mostly used intensity, color, texture, and geometric information to perform shadow detection in daytime video, but these methods lack the capability of removing shadows in nighttime video. In this paper, a novel shadow detection algorithm for nighttime video is proposed; this algorithm partitions each foreground object based on the object’s vertical histogram and screens out shadow objects by validating their orientations heading toward regions of light sources. From the experimental results, it can be seen that the proposed algorithm shows more than 93.8% shadow removal and 89.9% object extraction rates for nighttime video sequences, and the algorithm outperforms conventional shadow removal algorithms designed for daytime videos. View Full-Text
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Lee, G.-B.; Lee, M.-J.; Lee, W.-K.; Park, J.-H.; Kim, T.-H. Shadow Detection Based on Regions of Light Sources for Object Extraction in Nighttime Video. Sensors 2017, 17, 659.
Lee G-B, Lee M-J, Lee W-K, Park J-H, Kim T-H. Shadow Detection Based on Regions of Light Sources for Object Extraction in Nighttime Video. Sensors. 2017; 17(3):659.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Gil-beom; Lee, Myeong-jin; Lee, Woo-Kyung; Park, Joo-heon; Kim, Tae-Hwan. 2017. "Shadow Detection Based on Regions of Light Sources for Object Extraction in Nighttime Video." Sensors 17, no. 3: 659.
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