Amir Sadovnik

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This paper explores two new aspects of photos and human emotions. First, we show through psychovisual studies that different people have different emotional reactions to the same image, which is a strong and novel departure from previous work that only records and predicts a single dominant emotion for each image. Our studies also show that the same person(More)
Although the sketch recognition and computer vision communities attempt to solve similar problems in different domains, the sketch recognition community has not utilized many of the advancements made in computer vision algorithms. In this paper we propose using a pictorial structure model for object detection, and modify it to better perform in a drawing(More)
In recent years, there has been a great deal of progress in describing objects with attributes. Attributes have proven useful for object recognition, image search, face verification, image description, and zero-shot learning. Typically, attributes are either binary or relative: they describe either the presence or absence of a descriptive characteristic, or(More)
The hierarchical structures that exist in natural scenes have been utilized for many tasks in computer vision. The basic idea is that instead of using strictly low level features it is possible to combine them into higher level hierarchical structures. These higher level structures provide a more specific feature and can thus lead to better results in(More)
Microsoft's Picture Password provides a method to authenticate a user without the need of typing a character based password. The password consists of a set of gestures drawn on an image. The position, direction and order of these gestures constitute the password. Besides being more convenient to use on touch screen devices, this authentication method(More)
Many works in computer vision attempt to solve different tasks such as object detection, scene recognition or attribute detection, either separately or as a joint problem. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in combining the results from these different tasks in order to provide a textual description of the scene. However, when describing a(More)
Visual attributes are powerful features for many different applications in computer vision such as object detection and scene recognition. Visual attributes present another application that has not been examined as rigorously: verbal communication from a computer to a human. Since many attributes are nameable, the computer is able to communicate these(More)
Referring expression generation is widely considered a basic building block of any natural language generation system. Generating these phrases, which can point out a single object from a group of objects, has been studied extensively in that community. However, to build systems which can discuss images in an intelligent way, it is necessary to consider(More)
Which parts of an image evoke emotions in an observer? To answer this question, we introduce a novel problem in computer vision - predicting an Emotion Stimuli Map (ESM), which describes pixel-wise contribution to evoked emotions. Building a new image database, EmotionROI, as a benchmark for predicting the ESM, we find that the regions selected by saliency(More)