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Title:Detecting ,tracking and counting fish in low quality unconstrained underwater videos
Authors: Concetto Spampinato ; Jessica Chen-Burger ; Gayathri Nadarajan ; Robert Fisher
Date: 2008
Publication Title:Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:514-520
In this work a machine vision system capable of analysing underwater videos for detecting, tracking and counting fish is presented. The real-time videos, collected near the Ken-Ding sub-tropical coral reef waters are managed by EcoGrid, Taiwan and are barely analysed by marine biologists. The video processing system consists of three subsystems: the video texture analysis, fish detection and tracking modules. Fish detection is based on two algorithms computed independently, whose results are combined in order to obtain a more accurate outcome. The tracking was carried out by the application of the CamShift algorithm that enables the tracking of objects whose numbers may vary over time. Unlike existing fish-counting methods, our approach provides a reliable method in which the fish number is computed in unconstrained environments and under several scenarios (murky water, algae on camera lens, moving plants, low contrast, etc.). The proposed approach was tested with 20 underwater videos, achieving an overall accuracy as high as 85%.
2008 by The University of Edinburgh and VISAPP. All Rights Reserved
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author = { Concetto Spampinato and Jessica Chen-Burger and Gayathri Nadarajan and Robert Fisher },
title = {Detecting ,tracking and counting fish in low quality unconstrained underwater videos},
book title = {Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)},
year = 2008,
pages = {514-520},

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