Automated Recognition of Social Behavior in Rats: The Role of Feature Quality

@inproceedings{Lorbach2015AutomatedRO,
  title={Automated Recognition of Social Behavior in Rats: The Role of Feature Quality},
  author={Malte Lorbach and Ronald Poppe and Elsbeth A. van Dam and Lucas P. J. J. Noldus and Remco C. Veltkamp},
  booktitle={ICIAP},
  year={2015}
}
We investigate how video-based recognition of rat social behavior is affected by two common tracking errors – animal misidentification and inaccurate localization of body parts. Our analyses show that correct identification is required to accurately recognize interactions. Precise localization of body points is beneficial for recognizing interactions that are described by a distinct pose. Including pose features only leads to improvement if the tracking algorithm can provide that data reliably.