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Moving Shadow Removal for Multi-Objects Tracking in Outdoor Environments

by Mohamed Taha, Hala H. Zayed, M. E. Khalifa, Taymoor Nazmy
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 97 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Mohamed Taha, Hala H. Zayed, M. E. Khalifa, Taymoor Nazmy
10.5120/17047-7362

Mohamed Taha, Hala H. Zayed, M. E. Khalifa, Taymoor Nazmy . Moving Shadow Removal for Multi-Objects Tracking in Outdoor Environments. International Journal of Computer Applications. 97, 10 ( July 2014), 43-51. DOI=10.5120/17047-7362

@article{ 10.5120/17047-7362,
author = { Mohamed Taha, Hala H. Zayed, M. E. Khalifa, Taymoor Nazmy },
title = { Moving Shadow Removal for Multi-Objects Tracking in Outdoor Environments },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { July 2014 },
volume = { 97 },
number = { 10 },
month = { July },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 43-51 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume97/number10/17047-7362/ },
doi = { 10.5120/17047-7362 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
%0 Journal Article
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%A Mohamed Taha
%A Hala H. Zayed
%A M. E. Khalifa
%A Taymoor Nazmy
%T Moving Shadow Removal for Multi-Objects Tracking in Outdoor Environments
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V 97
%N 10
%P 43-51
%D 2014
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

Shadow detection and removal has had great interest in computer vision especially in outdoor environments. It is an important task for visual tracking, object recognition, and many other important applications. One of the fundamental challenges for accurate tracking is achieving invariance to shadows. Two or more separate objects can appear to be connected through shadows. Many algorithms have been proposed in the literature that deal with shadows. However, the problem remains largely unsolved and needs further research effort. This paper proposes a method for removing cast shadows from vehicles in outdoor environments. The proposed method employs the estimated background model of the video sequence and applies a Gamma decoding followed by a thresholding operation. Experimental results show the success of the proposed method in detecting and removing shadows robustly and leads to considerable improvements in multiple object tracking.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Shadow Removal Shadow Detection Moving Shadow Removal Object Tracking