Fast Unsupervised Anomaly Detection in Traffic Videos

Keval Doshi, Yasin Yilmaz; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2020, pp. 624-625


Anomaly detection in traffic videos has been recently gaining attention due to its importance in intelligent transportation systems. Due to several factors such as weather, viewpoint, lighting conditions, etc. affecting the video quality of a real time traffic feed, it still remains a challenging problem. Even though the performance of state-of-the-art methods on the available benchmark dataset has been competitive, they demand a massive amount of external training data combined with significant computational resources. In this paper, we propose a fast unsupervised anomaly detection system comprising of three modules: preprocessing module, candidate selection module and backtracking anomaly detection module. The preprocessing module outputs stationary objects detected in a video. Then, the candidate selection module removes the misclassified stationary objects using a nearest neighbor approach and then uses K-means clustering to identify potential anomalous regions. Finally, the backtracking anomaly detection algorithm computes a similarity statistic and decides on the onset time of the anomaly. Experimental results on the Track 4 test set of the NVIDIA AI CITY 2020 challenge show the efficacy of the proposed framework as we achieve an F1-score of 0.5926 along with 8.2386 root mean square error (RMSE) and are ranked second in the competition.

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author = {Doshi, Keval and Yilmaz, Yasin},
title = {Fast Unsupervised Anomaly Detection in Traffic Videos},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2020}