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Recognizing waterways in an aerial photo — polygons from edge detection images

I am trying to recognize waterways from aerial photographs (say from Google Maps). Local governments often have GIS data that says where the waterways (and roads, buildings etc) are, but the water ...
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How to compute Gabor feature vector?

I'm working on semi automatic texture segmentation using level set and gabor feature vector described by Manjunath und Ma [1]. I consider their feature representation is better than others since I can ...
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Number of different output labels in Local Binary Pattern

I'm studying about Local Binary Pattern and I'm having trouble understanding the following part about the number of output labels for binary patterns from Computer Vision using Local Binary Patterns, ...
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How to evaluate the accuracy of a method for the extraction of the principal lines of the palmprint

Let's assume that I've implemented a method for the extraction of the principal lines of the palmprint. For instance, let's say that I'm able to do a transformation like the following one (image from ...
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Environment detection - How to detect “city” versus “landscape” background environment in computer vision?

I'm searching for computer vision or machine learning algorithms/methods that are used to classify or differentiate two outdoor environments. Given an image with vehicles, I need to be able to detect ...
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Which algorithms are usable for heatmaps and what are their pros and cons

This is a cross post from Stack Overflow, and DSP at Stackexchange since I cannot really decide which part of Stackexchange is most fitting. If this is the wrong place please tell me and I'll remove ...
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Job sites for applied/interdisciplinary mathematics related to computer science? [closed]

I'm looking for job sites in applied/interdisciplinary mathematics, more specially, say postdocs or higher positions in mathematics and medical imaging, mathematics and computer vision. I'm aware of ...
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Environment requirement in training image dataset for classifier

I have a question about preparing the dataset of positive samples for a cascaded classifier that will be used for object detection. As positive samples, I have been given 3 sets of images: a set of ...
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Object recognition - given an image, does it contain a particular 3D object of interest?

I have in mind a particular 3D object. Given an image taken by a camera, I want to check whether that image contains an instance of my object. For instance, let's say that the object is a bathroom ...
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Shannon's entropy for an image

Shannon's entropy [plog(1/p)] for an image is a probabilistic method for comparing two pixels or a group of pixels.Suppose an image with a matrix of 3x3 has pixel intensity values ...
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Deriving the Sobel equations from derivatives

Many sites give the Sobel operators as the convolution mask for smoothing an image. However, I haven't found a single site that describes how you can derive the operators from partial first ...
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Where can a student learn image processing?

I am a student of computer science with interest in image processing. I have learned how to apply a few effects to images like making them grayscale, sketching them out of lines, etc. I would like ...
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circle packing algorithm used by Percolator

I was admiring this rendition of the Mona Lisa from quasimondo's Flickr account. He says: Combining circle packing with data visualization. The pie charts show the distribution of the dominant ...
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How can you see which points in the spectrum is from which pixel in the original image?

Take the image and spectrum below. If I look at the spectrum, it just look like noise.... How to make sense of it intuitively? Image: Frequency spectrum of image (using Fourier Transform):
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What the difference between the Fourier Transform of an image and an image histogram?

Consider this small picture of a sunflower, and its histogram: What would the Fourier transform of the first picture look like? Is there any relationship between the histogram and the Fourier ...
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Identifying an object in an image based on color (AI ?)

First off, I am not sure if this is the correct stackexchange site to ask this question on, so moderators can feel free to move it. I am working on an application that identifies an object in an ...
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Space filling between random 2D lines

Note that I had asked this question in GIS forum, although it has gotten many up-votes, still has not received any answer. Hope you can break the silence, some collaboration :) Consider a region (...
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How do convolution matrices work?

How do those matrices work? Do I need to multiple every single pixel? How about the upperleft, upperright, bottomleft and bottomleft pixels where there's no surrounding pixel? And does the matrix work ...
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Mathmatical way to represent an image kernel?

How to represent the calculation in this image mathematically? For example: With the discrete convolution $(f * g)[n]\ \stackrel{\mathrm{}}{=}\ \sum_{m=-\infty}^\infty f[m]\, g[n - m]$ and Fourier ...
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How to detect sunshine on a photo

How would you algorithmically detect for any given photo whether the sun was shining when the picture was taken? Examples A sample from this webcam at a mountain top: Clearly the sun is shining. ...
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Stereo images rectification and disparity: which algorithms?

I'm trying to figure out what are currently the two most efficent algorithms that permit, starting from a Left/Right pair of stereo images created using a traditional camera (so affected by some ...
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Image pattern detection - Finding similarities in same image

The problem: Only pattern-like images are supposed to be uploaded and be used as backgrounds to a site, photos should not. How would you detect if an image looks enough like itself to be regarded as a ...
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Transform inverse result

let us assume that: f is a grayscale image of size NxN, and F is the Fourier transform of f. G is a 2Nx2N transform obtained by inserting 0 between every value in F: What is the inverse transform ...
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median filter one after the other

Operate on an image by performing Median Filtering in a 3x3 window. Operate on the resulting image by performing, again, Median Filtering in a 3x3 window. Can the resulting image be obtained from a ...
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Difference between HSI and YCbCr for pattern recognition by color

I am doing a project on face detection in C#. I want to find the skin area by using skin color segmentation. For that purpose, I have to extract the skin area. I know I can use HSI or YCbCr, but what ...
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Which Is a Better Way of Obtaining Scales, Gaussian Blur or Down Sampling?

In computer vision, scales are important when we carry out a scene analysis. Choosing different scales affect the result of the analysis. For example, if a face is relatively small in the scene, then ...