Article | Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia | Experiments With Hand-tracking Algorithm in Video Conversations
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Title:
Experiments With Hand-tracking Algorithm in Video Conversations
Author:
Pihel Saatmann: Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia Kristiina Jokinen: Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia
Issue:
110
Article no.:
011
Pages:
81-86
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-05-26
ISBN:
978-91-7519-074-7
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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This paper describes a simple colour-based object tracking plugin for the video annotation tool ANVIL. The tracker can be used to automatically annotate hand gestures or the movements of any object that is distinguishable from its background. The tracker records velocity, duration and total travel distance of hand gestures and can be configured to display gesture direction. Results of the tracker are compared to manually created annotations for hand gestures. Data recorded by the tracker is not accurate enough to provide a complete alternative to manual annotation, but could rather be used as a basis for determining where hand gestures can be detected. Thus using the tracker in combination with a human annotator could significantly speed up the annotation process.

Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia

Author:
Pihel Saatmann, Kristiina Jokinen
Title:
Experiments With Hand-tracking Algorithm in Video Conversations
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Proceedings of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, August 6-8, 2014, Tartu, Estonia

Author:
Pihel Saatmann, Kristiina Jokinen
Title:
Experiments With Hand-tracking Algorithm in Video Conversations
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