Pattern Recognition in Video

  • Rama Chellappa
  • Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • Gaurav Aggarwal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3776)


Images constitute data that live in a very high dimensional space, typically of the order of hundred thousand dimensions. Drawing inferences from correlated data of such high dimensions often becomes intractable. Therefore traditionally several of these problems like face recognition, object recognition, scene understanding etc. have been approached using techniques in pattern recognition. Such methods in conjunction with methods for dimensionality reduction have been highly popular and successful in tackling several image processing tasks. Of late, the advent of cheap, high quality video cameras has generated new interests in extending still image-based recognition methodologies to video sequences. The added temporal dimension in these videos makes problems like face and gait-based human recognition, event detection, activity recognition addressable. Our research has focussed on solving several of these problems through a pattern recognition approach. Of course, in video streams patterns refer to both patterns in the spatial structure of image intensities around interest points and temporal patterns that arise either due to camera motion or object motion. In this paper, we discuss the applications of pattern recognition in video to problems like face and gait-based human recognition, behavior classification, activity recognition and activity based person identification.


Face Recognition Activity Recognition Minimum Mean Square Error Dynamic Time Warping Appearance Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rama Chellappa
    • 1
  • Ashok Veeraraghavan
    • 1
  • Gaurav Aggarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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