Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015 IEEE Conference on.
The notion of multihypothesis trajectory analysis for robust visual tracking is proposed in this work. We employ multiple component trackers using texture, color, and illumination invariant features, respectively. Each component tracker traces a target object forwardly and then backwardly over a time interval. By analyzing the pair of the forward and backward trajectories, we measure the robustness of the component tracker. To this end, we extract the geometry similarity, the cyclic weight, and the appearance similarity from the forward and backward trajectories. We select the optimal component tracker to yield the maximum robustness score, and use its forward trajectory as the final tracking result. Experimental results show that the proposed multihypothesis tracker (MTA) improves the robustness and the accuracy of tracking, outperforming the state of-the-art trackers on a recent benchmark dataset.