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A recent paper posed the question: “Graph Matching: What are we really talking about?”. Far from providing a definite answer to that question, in this paper we will try to characterize the role that graphs play within the Pattern Recognition field. To this aim two taxonomies are presented and discussed. The first includes almost all the graph matching(More)
Graphs are an extremely general and powerful data structure. In pattern recognition and computer vision, graphs are used to represent patterns to be recognized or classified. Detection of maximum common subgraph (MCS) is useful for matching, comparing and evaluate the similarity of patterns. MCS is a well known NP-complete problem for which optimal and(More)
This paper presents a novel method to count people for video surveillance applications. Methods in the literature either follow a direct approach, by first detecting people and then counting them, or an indirect approach, by establishing a relation between some easily detectable scene features and the estimated number of people. The indirect approach is(More)
This paper presents a novel method to count people for video surveillance applications. The problem is faced by establishing a mapping between some scene features and the number of people. Moreover, the proposed technique takes specifically into account problems due to perspective. In the experimental evaluation, the method has been compared with respect to(More)
People counting is an important problem in video surveillance applications. This problem has been faced either by trying to detect people in the scene and then counting them or by establishing a mapping between some scene feature and the number of people (avoiding the complex detection problem). This paper presents a novel method, following this second(More)
In this paper a system for autonomous video surveillance in relatively unconstrained environments is described. The system consists of two principal phases: object detection and object tracking. An adaptive background subtraction, together with a set of corrective algorithms, is used to cope with variable lighting, dynamic and articulate scenes, etc. The(More)
The paper presents a method for estimating the number of moving people in a scene for video surveillance applications. The method performance has been characterized on the public database used for the PETS 2009 and 2010 international competitions; the proposed method has been compared, on the same database, with the PETS competitions participants. The(More)
In a video surveillance system the object tracking is one of the most challenging problem. In fact objects in the world exhibit complex interactions. When captured in a video sequence, some interactions manifest themselves as occlusions. A visual tracking system must be able to track objects which are partially or even fully occluded. In this paper we(More)
Audio analytic systems are receiving an increasing interest in the scientific community, not only as stand alone systems for the automatic detection of abnormal events by the interpretation of the audio track, but also in conjunction with video analytics tools for enforcing the evidence of anomaly detection. In this paper we present an automatic recognizer(More)