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Video dataset of sheep activity for animal behavioral analysis via deep learning

Kelly, NA, Khan, BM, Ayub, MY, Hussain, AJ, Dajani, K, Hou, Y and Khan, W (2024) Video dataset of sheep activity for animal behavioral analysis via deep learning. Data in Brief, 52. ISSN 2352-3409

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A primary dataset capturing five distinct types of sheep activities in realistic settings was constructed at various resolutions and viewing angles, targeting the expansion of the domain knowledge for non-contact virtual fencing approaches. The present dataset can be used to develop non-invasive approaches for sheep activity detection, which can be proven useful for farming activities including, but not limited to, sheep counting, virtual fencing, behavior detection for health status, and effective sheep breeding. Sheep activity classes include grazing, running, sitting, standing, and walking. The activities of individuals, as well as herds of sheep, were recorded at different resolutions and angles to provide a dataset of diverse characteristics, as summarized in Table 1. Overall, a total of 149,327 frames from 417 videos (the equivalent of 59 minutes of footage) are presented with a balanced set for each activity class, which can be utilized for robust non-invasive detection models based on computer vision techniques. Despite a decent existence of noise within the original data (e.g., segments with no sheep present, multiple sheep in single frames, multiple activities by one or more sheep in single as well as multiple frames, segments with sheep alongside other non-sheep objects), we provide original videos and the original videos’ frames (with videos and frames containing humans omitted for privacy reasons). The present dataset includes diverse sheep activity characteristics and can be useful for robust detection and recognition models, as well as advanced activity detection models as a function of time for the applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animal surveillance; Classification; Deep learning; Farming; Pattern recognition; Sheep activity detection
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: Elsevier
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2024 15:14
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 15:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.dib.2024.110027
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22757
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