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We present a novel algorithm (which we call "Frag- Track") for tracking an object in a video sequence. The template object is represented by multiple image fragments or patches. The patches are arbitrary and are not based on an object model (in contrast with traditional use of modelbased parts e.g. limbs and torso in human tracking). Every patch votes on(More)
Keyword-based search engines are in widespread use today as a popular means for Web-based information retrieval. Although such systems seem deceptively simple, a considerable amount of skill is required in order to satisfy non-trivial information needs. This paper presents a new conceptual paradigm for performing search in context, that largely automates(More)
We present a novel algorithm for detection of certain types of unusual events. The algorithm is based on multiple local monitors which collect low-level statistics. Each local monitor produces an alert if its current measurement is unusual and these alerts are integrated to a final decision regarding the existence of an unusual event. Our algorithm(More)
Hypertext users often suffer from the “lost in hyperspace” problem: disorientation from too many jumps while traversing a complex network. One solution to this problem is improved authoring to create more comprehensible structures. This paper proposes several authoring tools, based on hypertext structure analysis. In many hypertext systems(More)
Understanding Video Events, the translation of low-level content in video sequences into highlevel semantic concepts, is a research topic that has received much interest in recent years. Important applications of this work include smart surveillance systems, semantic video database indexing, and interactive systems. This technology can be applied to several(More)
We revisit the problem of specific object recognition using color distributions. In some applications-such as specific person identification-it is highly likely that the color distributions will be multimodal and hence contain a special structure. Although the color distribution changes under different lighting conditions, some aspects of its structure turn(More)
We introduce a novel method for visual homing. Using this method a robot can be sent to desired positions and orientations in 3D space specified by single images taken from these positions. Our method is based on recovering the epipolar geometry relating the current image taken by the robot and the target image. Using the epipolar geometry, most of the(More)
We consider the problem of simultaneous sparse coding and anomaly detection in a collection of data vectors. The majority of the data vectors are assumed to conform with a sparse representation model, whereas the anomaly is caused by an unknown subset of the data vectors - the outliers - which significantly deviate from this model. The proposed approach(More)