Visual Tracking Based on Reversed Sparse Representation

Wenhui Dong
2014 International Journal of Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition  
In this paper, we propose a fast and robust tracking method based on reversed sparse representation. Be different from other sparse representation based visual tracking methods, the target template is sparsely represented by the candidate particles which are gotten by particle filter. In order to improve the robustness of the method, we use a target template set. Meanwhile, a two level competition mechanism is also introduced. In the first level, each target template is sparsely represented and
more » ... all the candidate particles compete with each other by a similarity calculation, which is based on sparse coefficients. Then, the winners construct a target candidate set. In the second level, all the target candidates in the target candidate set compete with each other and the one which is the most similar to the template set is considered as the target. In addition, a template set update strategy is proposed to adapt the appearance variations of the target. Experimental results on challenging benchmark video sequences demonstrate that the proposed tracking algorithm performs favorably against several state-of-the-art methods.
doi:10.14257/ijsip.2014.7.5.08 fatcat:ri5huwxslrcjxju5v4ar6i363e