Daniel Chivers

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We present a system for drawing metro map style schematics using a gesture-based interface. This work brings together techniques in gesture recognition on touch-sensitive devices with research in schematic layout of networks. The software allows users to create and edit schematic networks, and provides an automated layout method for improving the appearance(More)
Abstract—In search-based graph drawing methods there are typically a number of parameters that control the search algorithm. These parameters do not affect the fitness function, but nevertheless have an impact on the final layout. One such search method is hill climbing, and, in the context of schematic layout, we explore how varying three parameters (grid(More)
We present an algorithm for automatically laying out metro map style schematics using a force-directed approach, where we use a localized version of the standard spring embedder forces combined with an octilinear magnetic force. The two types of forces used during layout are naturally conflicting, and the existing method of simply combining these to(More)
An approach for learning and recognizing human actions in videos is described. The proposed approach learns various actions through principle component analysis (PCA) of motion curves, and recognizes observed actions using features of their motion curves. Trajectories of one or more key points on the human body are created. A curve is fitted to each(More)
A new approach to human action recognition in videos is presented and evaluated using the Weizmann action dataset. In this approach, motion trajectories are formed by tracking one or more key points on the human body. In particular, points on the hands and feet are tracked. A curve is fitted to each motion trajectory to smooth noise and to form a continuous(More)
In general, the reconstructed image in coded aperture imaging is affected by the source configuration. Fenimore's balanced convolution method in conjunction with the uniformly redundant array can remove the interference due to the source configuration. As an extension of Fenimore's balanced convolution method, we present general conditions for designing an(More)
If you believe this document infringes copyright then please contact the KAR admin team with the take-down information provided at http://kar.kent.ac.uk/contact.html Citation for published version Chivers, Daniel and Rodgers, Peter (2015) Improving Search-Based Schematic Layout by Parameter Manipulation. International Journal of Software Engineering and(More)
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