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Tracking Small and Fast Moving Objects: A Benchmark
With more and more large-scale datasets available for training, visual tracking has made great progress in recent years. However, current research in the field mainly focuses on tracking generic objects. In this paper, we present TSFMO, a benchmark for Tracking Small and Fast Moving Objects. This benchmark aims to encourage research in developing novel and accurate methods for this challenging task particularly. TSFMO consists of 250 sequences with about 50k frames in total. Each frame in these sequences is carefully and manually annotated with a bounding box. To the best of our knowledge, TSFMO is the first benchmark dedicated to tracking small and fast moving objects, especially connected to sports. To understand how existing methods perform and to provide comparison for future research on TSFMO, we extensively evaluate 20 state-of-the-art trackers on the benchmark. The evaluation results exhibit that more effort are required to improve tracking small and fast moving objects. Moreover, to encourage future research, we proposed a novel tracker S-KeepTrack which surpasses all 20 evaluated approaches. By releasing TSFMO, we expect to facilitate future researches and applications of tracking small and fast moving objects. The TSFMO and evaluation results as well as S-KeepTrack are available at https://github.com/CodeOfGithub/S-KeepTrack.