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BIOFOV – AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR FORENSIC VIDEO ANALYSIS AND BIOMETRIC DATA EXTRACTION

Almeida, M. ; Correia, P.L.

BIOFOV – AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR FORENSIC VIDEO ANALYSIS AND BIOMETRIC DATA EXTRACTION, Proc International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics - IWBF, Limassol, Cyprus, Vol. ., pp. . - ., March, 2016.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IWBF.2016.7449693

Abstract
Forensic experts, police officers and others working with forensic video analysis can benefit from more “intelligent” video handling tools, such as automatic event/face detection, for instance to help search the relevant video footage prior to the actual case work. The ideal would be to have access to tailor-made software, based on state of art knowledge in fields such as soft biometrics, gait recognition, photogrammetry, etc. This paper proposes an open and extensible platform, BioFoV (Biometric Forensic Video tool), for forensic video analysis and biometric data extraction, aiming to host some of the developments that researchers come up with for solving specific problems, but that are often not shared with the community. BioFoV includes a simple to use Graphical User Interface (GUI), is implemented with open software that can run in multiple software platforms, and its implementation is publicly available.