Semi-automated tracking of behaviour of Betta splendens

Maëlle Durey, Rasmus Reinhold Paulsen, Giuliano Matessi, Torben Dabelsteen

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    Abstract

    In this paper, a novel software system for animal behaviour tracking is described. It is used for tracking fish filmed in aquariums using a low quality acquisition system. The tracking is based on a multiscale template matching technique that finds both the position and the orientation of the tracked fish. The template is matched in the background subtracted frames, where the background is estimated using a median based approach. The system is very stable and has been used in a large behavioural study design to the use of the behavioural pattern known as mate choice copying in Betta splendens.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSSIAB8 : The 8th French-Danish Workshop on Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis in Biology
    EditorsBjarne Kjær Ersbøll, Gilles Guillot
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event8th French-Danish Workshop in Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis in Biology - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 17 May 201019 May 2010
    Conference number: 8

    Workshop

    Workshop8th French-Danish Workshop in Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis in Biology
    Number8
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period17/05/201019/05/2010

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    Durey, M., Paulsen, R. R., Matessi, G., & Dabelsteen, T. (2010). Semi-automated tracking of behaviour of Betta splendens. In B. K. Ersbøll, & G. Guillot (Eds.), SSIAB8: The 8th French-Danish Workshop on Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis in Biology