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Anomaly Detection in the Surveillance Domain
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the post September 11 era, the demand for security has increased in virtually all parts of the society. The need for increased security originates from the emergence of new threats which differ from the traditional ones in such a way that they cannot be easily defined and are sometimes unknown or hidden in the “noise” of daily life.

When the threats are known and definable, methods based on situation recognition can be used find them. However, when the threats are hard or impossible to define, other approaches must be used. One such approach is data-driven anomaly detection, where a model of normalcy is built and used to find anomalies, that is, things that do not fit the normal model. Anomaly detection has been identified as one of many enabling technologies for increasing security in the society.

In this thesis, the problem of how to detect anomalies in the surveillance domain is studied. This is done by a characterisation of the surveillance domain and a literature review that identifies a number of weaknesses in previous anomaly detection methods used in the surveillance domain. Examples of identified weaknesses include: the handling of contextual information, the inclusion of expert knowledge and the handling of joint attributes. Based on the findings from this study, a new anomaly detection method is proposed. The proposed method is evaluated with respect to detection performance and computational cost on a number datasets, recorded from real-world sensors, in different application areas of the surveillance domain. Additionally, the method is also compared to two other commonly used anomaly detection methods. Finally, the method is evaluated on a dataset with anomalies developed together with maritime subject matter experts. The conclusion of the thesis is that the proposed method has a number of strengths compared to previous methods and is suitable foruse in operative maritime command and control systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro universitet , 2011. , 208 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Technology, ISSN 1650-8580 ; 50
Keyword [en]
Anomaly Detection, Information Fusion, Visual Surveillance, Maritime Domain Awareness
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5684ISBN: 978-91-7668-810-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5684DiVA: diva2:514036
Available from: 2012-08-20 Created: 2012-04-04 Last updated: 2013-03-26Bibliographically approved

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