An Efficient Neural Network Based Background Subtraction Method

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 201)


The paper presents a neural network based segmentation method which can extract moving objects in video. This proposed neural network architecture is multilayer so as to match the complexity of the frames in a video stream and deal with the problems of segmentation. The neural network combines inputs that exploit spatio-temporal correlation among pixels. Each of these unit themselves produce imperfect results, but the neural network learns to combine their results for better overall segmentation, even though it is trained with noisy results from a simpler method. The proposed algorithm converges from an initial stage where all the pixels are considered to be part of the background to a stage where only the appropriate pixels are classified as background. Results are shown to demonstrate the efficacy of the method compared to a more memory intensive MoG method.


Background subtraction Neural networks Spatial–temporal correlation Backpropagation 


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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen Kumar Rai
    • 1
  • Shikha Chourasia
    • 2
  • Amit Sethi
    • 1
  1. 1.IITGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.VITVelloreIndia

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