Visual Animal Biometrics – Applications and Challenges

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Abstract

Conservational and ecological challenges as well as wildlife documentation increasingly demand extensive computing support in the field. One way of providing this support is by monitoring animal populations by application of object recognition and pattern matching techniques directly in natural environments.

Here we present work on visual animal biometrics applied to often engangered species.We explain the formation and properties of animal coat patterns and their exploitation for automated recognition (on species and individual level) in the field.

A special focus will be on issues arising when operating biometric computer vision systems in natural environments; including controlling their robustness and scalability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages30, International Society for Knowledge Organization, Workshop on Images in Focus: Organizing Content for Use
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2012
EventInternational Society for Knowledge Organization Workshop on Organizing Visual Content for Use - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Nov 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Society for Knowledge Organization Workshop on Organizing Visual Content for Use
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period28/11/12 → …

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    Burghardt, T. (2012). Visual Animal Biometrics – Applications and Challenges. 30, International Society for Knowledge Organization, Workshop on Images in Focus: Organizing Content for Use. International Society for Knowledge Organization Workshop on Organizing Visual Content for Use, London, United Kingdom. http://www.iskouk.org/events/mp3/ISKO_images2012_TBurghardt.mp3