Existing anomaly detection methods in video surveillance exhibit lack of congruence between rare events detected by algorithms and what is considered anomalous by users. This paper introduces a novel browsing model to address this issue, allowing users to interactively examine rare events in an intuitive manner. Introducing a novel way to compute rare motion patterns, we estimate latent factors of foreground motion patterns through Bayesian Nonparametric Factor analysis. Each factor corresponds to a typical motion pattern. A rarity score for each factor is computed, and ordered in decreasing order of rarity, permitting users to browse events using any proportion of rare factors. Rare events correspond to frames that contain the rare factors chosen. We present the user with an interface to inspect events that incorporate these rarest factors in a spatial-temporal manner. We demonstrate the system on a public video data set, showing key aspects of the browsing paradigm.
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