A Discrete Chain Graph Model for 3d+t Cell Tracking with High Misdetection Robustness
Authors: Kausler BX, Schiegg M, Andres B, Lindner M, Koethe U, Leitte H, Wittbrodt J, Hufnagel L, Hamprecht FA
CellNetworks People: Hamprecht Fred, Wittbrodt Joachim
Journal: Computer Vision – ECCV 2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7574, 2012, pp 144-157

Tracking by assignment is well suited for tracking a varying number of divisible cells, but suffers from false positive detections. We reformulate tracking by assignment as a chain graph–a mixed directed-undirected probabilistic graphical model–and obtain a tracking simultaneously over all time steps from the maximum a-posteriori configuration. The model is evaluated on two challenging four-dimensional data sets from developmental biology. Compared to previous work, we obtain improved tracks due to an increased robustness against false positive detections and the incorporation of temporal domain knowledge.