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Profiling Pedestrian Distribution and Anomaly Detection in a Dynamic Environment

MT Doan, S Rajasegarar, M Salehi, M Moshtaghi, C Leckie

Proceedings of the 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2015


Pedestrians movements have a major impact on the dynamics of cities and provide valuable guidance to city planners. In this paper we model the normal behaviours of pedestrian flows and detect anomalous events from pedestrian counting data of the City of Melbourne. Since the data spans an extended period, and pedestrian activities can change intermittently (e.g., activities in winter vs. summer), we applied an Ensemble Switching Model, which is a dynamic anomaly detection technique that can accommodate systems that switch between different states. The results are compared with those produced by a static clustering model (Hy-CARCE) and also cross-validated with known events. We found that the ..

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