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Adaptive Color Attributes for Real-Time Visual Tracking

Visual tracking is a challenging problem in computer vision. Most state-of-the-art visual trackers either rely on luminance information or use simple color representations for image description. Contrary to visual tracking, for object recognition and detection, sophisticated color features when combined with luminance have shown to provide excellent performance. Due to the complexity of the tracking problem, the desired color feature should be computationally efficient, and possess a certain amount of photometric invariance while maintaining high discriminative power.

This work investigates the contribution of color in a tracking-by-detection framework. Our results suggest that color attributes provides superior performance for visual tracking. We further propose an adaptive low-dimensional variant of color attributes. Both quantitative and attribute-based evaluations are performed on 41 challenging benchmark color sequences. The proposed approach improves the baseline intensity-based tracker by 24 % in median distance precision. Furthermore, we show that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art tracking methods while running at more than 100 frames per second.



Martin Danelljan, Fahad Shahbaz Khan, Michael Felsberg and Joost van de Weijer.
Adaptive Color Attributes for Real-Time Visual Tracking.
In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014 (Oral).

Supplementary material


Matlab code can be found here.


The 35 color sequences in the visual tracking benchmark by Wu et al. used in our paper are found at:
All six additional color sequences can be downloaded here.

Board, Stone and Panda was obtained from:
Kitesurf was obtained from:
Shirt was obtained from:
Surfer was obtained from:

Raw Results

Raw results for the OTB-2015 and TempleColor datasets.


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