Regular Articles

Object tracking based on harmony search: comparative study

[+] Author Affiliations
Ming-Liang Gao

Sichuan University, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chengdu, China

Xiao-Hai He

Sichuan University, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chengdu, China

Dai-Sheng Luo

Sichuan University, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chengdu, China

Yan-Mei Yu

Sichuan University, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chengdu, China

J. Electron. Imaging. 21(4), 043001 (Oct 01, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.21.4.043001
History: Received January 12, 2012; Revised July 28, 2012; Accepted August 21, 2012
Text Size: A A A

Abstract.  Visual tracking can be treated as an optimization problem. A new meta-heuristic optimal algorithm, Harmony Search (HS), was first applied to perform visual tracking by Fourie et al. As the authors point out, many subjects are still required in ongoing research. Our work is a continuation of Fourie’s study, with four prominent improved variations of HS, namely Improved Harmony Search (IHS), Global-best Harmony Search (GHS), Self-adaptive Harmony Search (SHS) and Differential Harmony Search (DHS) adopted into the tracking system. Their performances are tested and analyzed on multiple challenging video sequences. Experimental results show that IHS is best, with DHS ranking second among the four improved trackers when the iteration number is small. However, the differences between all four reduced gradually, along with the increasing number of iterations.

Figures in this Article
© 2012 SPIE and IS&T

Citation

Ming-Liang Gao ; Xiao-Hai He ; Dai-Sheng Luo and Yan-Mei Yu
"Object tracking based on harmony search: comparative study", J. Electron. Imaging. 21(4), 043001 (Oct 01, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.21.4.043001


Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

PubMed Articles
Explicit modeling of human-object interactions in realistic videos. IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell 2013;35(4):835-48.
Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.