In Akita Prefecture located in the northeast region of Japan, many attractive folk dances have been passed down. However, several dances were lost due to the falling birthrate and depopulation of rural areas. This study proposes a method to obtain the information contributing to the restoration of the lost folk dances. Specifically, we estimate the motion… (More)
Today, a number of attractive folk dances are existent in Japan. It is seen in recent years that their motion is analyzed by using motion capture (Mocap) data. On the other hand, many survey reports on Japanese folk dances have been compiled to record their histories and current states. It is expected that a lot of valuable information can be extracted by… (More)
It has been recognized that the design of similarity measures to compare multiple motion-capture (mocap) data streams is one of the major tasks in human motion analysis [Müller et al. 2008]. The information of similarity is utilized for many applications such as the retrieval of mocap data streams.