Analysis of Nursery School Observations for Understanding Children’s Behavior

  • Jien Kato
  • Yu Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7231)


This paper introduces an on-going project with the goal of measuring and analyzing children’s behavior automatically. Some key technologies, including methodologies for acquiring data, tracking a target across different cameras over time, activity recognition, interaction analysis, and behavior summarization for a target child are presented. Some encouraging results from a real system we developed in a nursery school environment are also described. As these technologies enable the content-based retrieval, comparison, and summarization of large-scale observational data, they are applicable to various purposes, such as the assessment of children’s development, healthcare and diagnosis.


activity recognition interaction analysis video summa-rization behavior quantization distance metric learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jien Kato
    • 1
  • Yu Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Systems and Social Informatics Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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