Unsupervised dance figure analysis from video for dancing avatar animation

F. Ofti, E. Erzin, Y. Yemez, A. M. Tekalp, Ç E. Erdem, A. T. Erdem, T. Abaci, M. K. Özkan

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for unsupervised video analysis in the context of dance performances, where gestures and 3D movements of a dancer are characterized by repetition of a set of unknown dance figures. The system is trained in an unsupervised manner using Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) to automatically segment multi-view video recordings of a dancer into recurring elementary temporal body motion patterns to identify the dance figures. That is, a parallel HMM structure is employed to automatically determine the number and the temporal boundaries of different dance figures in a given dance video. The success of the analysis framework has been evaluated by visualizing these dance figures on a dancing avatar animated by the computed 3D analysis parameters. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed framework enables synthetic agents and/or robots to learn dance figures from video automatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 Proceedings
Pages1484-1487
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200815 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period12/10/0815/10/08

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Keywords

  • Dance figure identification
  • Dancing avatar animation
  • Unsupervised human body motion analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Ofti, F., Erzin, E., Yemez, Y., Tekalp, A. M., Erdem, Ç. E., Erdem, A. T., Abaci, T., & Özkan, M. K. (2008). Unsupervised dance figure analysis from video for dancing avatar animation. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2008 Proceedings (pp. 1484-1487). [4712047] (Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2008.4712047