Application of the General Shape Analysis in Determining the Class of Binary Object Silhouettes in the Video Surveillance System

  • Katarzyna GościewskaEmail author
  • Dariusz Frejlichowski
  • Radosław Hofman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9164)


The paper discusses the problem of the General Shape Analysis (GSA) and considers an attempt to adapt this approach for binary silhouette analysis in the ‘SM4Public’ system. In the GSA, for a particular test shape, one or a few most similar, general templates are indicated. Shapes are represented using shape descriptors and representations are matched using similarity or dissimilarity measure. In the paper the GSA is explained and the application of the GSA in the ‘SM4Public’ system is investigated. Using a test dataset containing binary silhouettes of various objects (extracted from the ‘SM4Public’ video database) and selected shape description algorithms, an experiment was carried out. The aim of the experiment was to verify whether the GSA can be applied in the ‘SM4Public’ system as a solution for determining the class of binary silhouettes (as a preliminary classification).



The project “Security system for public spaces — ‘SM4Public’ prototype construction and implementation” (original title: Budowa i wdrożenie prototypu systemu bezpieczeństwa przestrzeni publicznej ’SM4Public’) is a project co-founded by European Union (EU) (project number PL: POIG.01.04.00-32-244/13, value: 12.936.684,77 PLN, EU contribution: 6.528.823,81 PLN, realization period: 01.06.2014–31.10.2015). European Funds—for the development of innovative economy (Fundusze Europejskie—dla rozwoju innowacyjnej gospodarki).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna Gościewska
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dariusz Frejlichowski
    • 1
  • Radosław Hofman
    • 2
  1. 1.Szczecin, Faculty of Computer ScienceWest Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Smart Monitor sp. Z o.o.SzczecinPoland

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