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Volume: 33 | Article ID: art00002
Turkey Behavior Identification System with a GUI Using Deep Learning and Video Analytics
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2021.8.IMAWM-232  Published OnlineJanuary 2021

In this paper, we propose a video analytics system to identify the behavior of turkeys. Turkey behavior provides evidence to assess turkey welfare, which can be negatively impacted by uncomfortable ambient temperature and various diseases. In particular, healthy and sick turkeys behave differently in terms of the duration and frequency of activities such as eating, drinking, preening, and aggressive interactions. Our system incorporates recent advances in object detection and tracking to automate the process of identifying and analyzing turkey behavior captured by commercial grade cameras. We combine deep-learning and traditional image processing methods to address challenges in this practical agricultural problem. Our system also includes a web-based user interface to create visualization of automated analysis results. Together, we provide an improved tool for turkey researchers to assess turkey welfare without the time-consuming and labor-intensive manual inspection.

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Shengtai Ju, Sneha Mahapatra, Marisa A. Erasmus, Amy R. Reibman, and Fengqing Zhu, "Turkey Behavior Identification System with a GUI Using Deep Learning and Video Analyticsin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World,  2021,  pp 232-1 - 232-7,

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