A Generic Process Chain to Extract Key-Objects from Video Shots
This paper deals with the extraction and characterization of foreground objects in video sequences. The algorithm first computes the mosaic image representing the background information and then extracts foreground objects. In this last step, the foreground objects are progressively extracted taking into account the reliability of the contour information. This extraction step is based on morphological tools. Finally, the foreground objects are characterized by their shape, texture and motion trajectory. Moreover, some information about the temporal evolution of non rigid objects is also extracted. This feature extraction algorithm is particularly suitable for the indexing, search and retrieval applications.