object tracking, detection, proposal selection, trajectory completion
It is challenging to track a target continuously in videos with long-term occlusion, or objects which leave then re-enter a scene. Existing tracking algorithms combined with online-trained object detectors perform unreliably in complex conditions, and can only provide discontinuous trajectories with jumps in position when the object is occluded. This paper proposes a novel framework of tracking-by-detection using selection and completion to solve the abovementioned problems. It has two components, tracking and trajectory completion. An offline-trained object detector can localize objects in the same category as the object being tracked. The object detector is based on a highly accurate deep learning model. The object selector determines which object should be used to re-initialize a traditional tracker. As the object selector is trained online, it allows the framework to be adaptable. During completion, a predictive non-linear autoregressive neural network completes any discontinuous trajectory. The tracking component is an online real-time algorithm, and the completion part is an after-the-event mechanism. Quantitative experiments show a significant improvement in robustness over prior state-of-the-art methods.
Tsinghua University Press
Ruochen Fan, Fang-Lue Zhang, Min Zhang et al. Robust tracking-by-detection using a selection and completion mechanism. Computational Visual Media 2017, 3(3): 285-294.