Automatic fight detection in surveillance videos

Eugene Yujun Fu, Hong Va Leong, Grace Ngai, Stephen Chan

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Abstract

Affective computing is an up-surging research area relying on multimodal multimedia information processing techniques to study human interaction. Social signal processing under affective computing aims at recognizing and extracting useful human social interaction patterns. Fight is a common social interaction in real life. A fight detection system finds wide applications, such as in a prison, a bar and so on. Research works on fight detection are often based on visual features and demand substantive computation and good video quality. In this paper, we propose an approach to detect fights in a natural and low cost manner through motion analysis. Most existing works evaluated their algorithms on public datasets manifesting simulated fights, where the fight events are acted by actors. To evaluate on real fight scenarios, we collect fight videos from YouTube to form our own dataset. Based on the two types of datasets, we process the motion information to achieve fight detection. Experimental results indicate that our approach accurately detect fights in real scenarios. More importantly, we uncover some fundamental differences between real and simulated fights and could discriminate them well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages225-234
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016
Event14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Nov 201630 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2016
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period28/11/1630/11/16

Keywords

  • Fight detection
  • Motion analysis
  • Optical flow
  • Real and simulated fight scenario
  • Surveillance video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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