Dangerous smoke classification using mathematical model of meaning

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Abstract

Fire accident remains a problem in modern society. This leads great efforts in finding ways to prevent, detect and control it. Conventional fire detection systems are mostly point detectors, which have limitation for early smoke detection, especially in a high-ceiling atrium. A video-based smoke detection system is an interesting alternative approach. It has better area coverage and detecting smoke faster. In this work, a video-based smoke detection system was developed with two main processes, i.e. moving objects segmentation with Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) and smoke classifications with Mathematical Model of Meaning (MMM). In the MMM model, the interpretation of dangerous smoke is based on the context provided. Then the classification results are compared with conventional smoke detector. The results show that MMM can recognize the dangerous smoke faster than conventional smoke detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-971
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event9th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, AOSFST 2012 - Hefei, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201220 Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Gaussian mixture model (GMM)
  • Mathematical model of meaning (MMM)
  • Smoke detection

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