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Computer Vision: A Modern Approach
Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book includes essential topics that either reflect practical significance or are of theoretical importance and describes numerous important application areas such as image based rendering and digital libraries. Expand
Describing objects by their attributes
We propose to shift the goal of recognition from naming to describing. Doing so allows us not only to name familiar objects, but also: to report unusual aspects of a familiar object (“spotty dog”,Expand
Object Recognition as Machine Translation: Learning a Lexicon for a Fixed Image Vocabulary
This work shows how to cluster words that individually are difficult to predict into clusters that can be predicted well, and cannot predict the distinction between train and locomotive using the current set of features, but can predict the underlying concept. Expand
Matching Words and Pictures
A new approach for modeling multi-modal data sets, focusing on the specific case of segmented images with associated text, is presented, and a number of models for the joint distribution of image regions and words are developed, including several which explicitly learn the correspondence between regions and Words. Expand
Recovering the spatial layout of cluttered rooms
This paper introduces a structured learning algorithm that chooses the set of parameters to minimize error, based on global perspective cues, and gains robustness to clutter by modeling the global room space with a parameteric 3D “box” and by iteratively localizing clutter and refitting the box. Expand
Every Picture Tells a Story: Generating Sentences from Images
A system that can compute a score linking an image to a sentence, which can be used to attach a descriptive sentence to a given image, or to obtain images that illustrate a given sentence. Expand
A novel algorithm for color constancy
  • D. Forsyth
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • International Journal of Computer Vision
  • 1 September 1990
The experimental work shows that for good constancy, a color constancy system will need to adjust the gain of the receptors it employs in a fashion analagous to adaptation in humans. Expand
Interactive motion generation from examples
This paper presents a framework that generates human motions by cutting and pasting motion capture data and can easily synthesize multiple motions that interact with each other using constraints, allowing a variety of choices for the animator. Expand
Tracking People by Learning Their Appearance
This work develops a completely automatic system that works in two stages; it first builds a model of appearance of each person in a video and then it tracks by detecting those models in each frame ("tracking by model-building and detection"). Expand
Learning the semantics of words and pictures
  • Kobus Barnard, D. Forsyth
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Proceedings Eighth IEEE International Conference…
  • 7 July 2001
The model is very promising for information retrieval tasks such as database browsing and searching for images based on text and/or image features, and can be used for novel applications such as associating words with pictures, and unsupervised learning for object recognition. Expand