Dominik Endres

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We introduce a metric for probability distributions, which is bounded, information-theoretically motivated, and has a natural Bayesian interpretation. The square root of the well-known /spl chi//sup 2/ distance is an asymptotic approximation to it. Moreover, it is a close relative of the capacitory discrimination and Jensen-Shannon divergence.
The endpoint trajectories of human movements fulfill characteristic power laws linking velocity and curvature. The parameters of these power laws typically vary between different segments of longer action sequences. These parameters might thus be exploited for the unsupervised segmentation of actions into movement primitives. For the example of sign(More)
Natural body movements arise in the form of temporal sequences of individual actions. During visual action analysis, the human visual system must accomplish a temporal segmentation of the action stream into individual actions. Such temporal segmentation is also essential to build hierarchical models for action synthesis in computer animation. Ideally, such(More)
Building on a framework by Daugmann [2] and Pece [9], Harpur and Prager [4, 5, 6] constructed a neural network, which they termed the REC model, capable of discovering sparsely distributed representations by using the principle of redundancy reduction. Olshausen and Field [7, 8] employed a similar technique for efficient coding of natural images and showed(More)
Building on our previous work [Taubert et al. 2012], we present an approach for real-time interaction between a real human and an avatar. We generate reactive motions by a dynamical extension of a hierarchical Gaussian process latent variable model, including latent dimensions for emotional style variation and target positions. This allows the avatar to(More)
We present an exact Bayesian treatment of a simple, yet sufficiently general probability distribution model. We consider piecewise-constant distributions P(X) with uniform (second-order) prior over location of discontinuity points and assigned chances. The predictive distribution and the model complexity can be determined completely from the data in a(More)
The peristimulus time histogram (PSTH) and its more continuous cousin, the spike density function (SDF) are staples in the analytic toolkit of neurophysiologists. The former is usually obtained by binning spike trains, whereas the standard method for the latter is smoothing with a Gaussian kernel. Selection of a bin width or a kernel size is often done in(More)
Many human musical scales, including the diatonic major scale prevalent in Western music, are built partially or entirely from intervals (ratios between adjacent frequencies) corresponding to small-integer proportions drawn from the harmonic series. Scientists have long debated the extent to which principles of scale generation in human music are(More)
The peristimulus time histogram (PSTH) and its more continuous cousin, the spike density function (SDF) are staples in the analytic toolkit of neurophysiologists. The former is usually obtained by binning spike trains, whereas the standard method for the latter is smoothing with a Gaussian kernel. Selection of a bin width or a kernel size is often done in(More)