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An annotated video database for abandoned-object detection in a cluttered environment

Silva, A. F. ; Thomaz, L. A. ; Carvalho, G. H. F. ; Nakahata, M. T. ; Oliveira, J. F. L. ; Silva, E. ; Netto, S. L.

An annotated video database for abandoned-object detection in a cluttered environment, Proc Sociedade Brasileira de Telecomunicações International Telecommunications Symposium ITS, São Paulo, Brazil, Vol. , pp. - , August, 2014.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ITS.2014.6947966

Abstract
A video database is described for testing video surveillance systems for the automatic detection of abandoned objects in a cluttered environment. The database requirements and development are included along with a full description of its contents. The complete database comprises a total 6 multi-object, 56 single-object and 4 no-object (for reference purposes) footages, acquired with two different cameras and two different light conditions, yielding an approximate total of 8.2 hours of video. Database annotation was performed with a specialized tool, developed in the context of this particular work, that provides a bounding box for each object (or its several parts in case of partial occlusion) in every video frame. The complete dataset constitutes a valuable tool for designing and testing automatic video-based systems for abandoned-object detection.