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DANTE: a video based annotation tool for smart environments

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Cruciani, Federico, Donnelly, Mark, Nugent, CD, Parente, Guido, Paggetti, Christiano and Burns, WP (2010) DANTE: a video based annotation tool for smart environments. In: International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, Miami, Florida, USA. In Press. 10 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel system, which uses a set of video cameras to support the manual annotation of object interaction and person to object interaction within smart environments. The DANTE (Dynamic ANnotation system for smart Environments) system uses two stereo-based cameras to monitor and track objects, which are tagged withinexpensive paper based fiducial markers. Offline, the DANTE annotation module allows users to navigate, frame-by-frame, through recorded sessions and to annotate interesting and relevant events. The generation of annotated datasets has significant utility within the domain of smart environments to support the development of data driven context-awaresystems which require large training datasets. The current paper presents the rationale for this work, provides a technical description of the system and highlights its potential opportunities. Early experimental work, investigating a comparison with accelerometer based sensors is also briefly introduced.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:17244
Deposited By:Dr Mark Donnelly
Deposited On:07 Apr 2011 15:14
Last Modified:07 Apr 2011 15:14

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