Incremental learning-based visual tracking with weighted discriminative dictionaries

Zheng, Penggen and Zhao, Huimin and Zhan, Jin and Yan, Yijun and Ren, Jinchang and Lv, Jujian and Huang, Zhihui (2019) Incremental learning-based visual tracking with weighted discriminative dictionaries. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 16 (6). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1729-8814 (

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Existing sparse representation-based visual tracking methods detect the target positions by minimizing the reconstruction error. However, due to complex background, illumination change, and occlusion problems, these methods are difficult to locate the target properly. In this article, we propose a novel visual tracking method based on weighted discriminative dictionaries and a pyramidal feature selection strategy. First, we utilize color features and texture features of the training samples to obtain multiple discriminative dictionaries. Then, we use the position information of those samples to assign weights to the base vectors in dictionaries. For robust visual tracking, we propose a pyramidal sparse feature selection strategy where the weights of base vectors and reconstruction errors in different feature are integrated together to get the best target regions. At the same time, we measure feature reliability to dynamically adjust the weights of different features. In addition, we introduce a scenario-aware mechanism and an incremental dictionary update method based on noise energy analysis. Comparison experiments show that the proposed algorithm outperforms several state-of-the-art methods, and useful quantitative and qualitative analyses are also carried out.


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