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Evaluating the performance of computer vision algorithms is classically done by reporting classification error or accuracy, if the problem at hand is the classification of an object in an image, the recognition of an activity in a video or the categorization and labeling of the image or video. If in addition the detection of an item in an image or a video,(More)
As awareness of transgender men and women grows among health care educators, researchers, policymakers, and clinicians of all types, the need to create more inclusive settings also grows. Greater sensitivity and relevant information and services are required in dealing with transgender men and women. These individuals need their identities to be recognized(More)
There is a pervasive pattern of discrimination and prejudice against transgendered people within society. Both economic discrimination and experiencing violence could be the result of a larger social climate that severely sanctions people for not conforming to society's norms concerning gender; as such, both would be strongly associated with each other.(More)
Studies show that transgendered individuals are at high risk for substance use problems. It is important to identify the unique needs and concerns of these individuals and culturally sensitive programs that will be successful in recruiting and retaining these individuals in drug abuse treatment services. This involves incorporating the needs of services(More)
We describe the LIRIS human activities dataset, the dataset used for the ICPR 2012 human activities recognition and localization competition. In contrast to previous competitions and existing datasets, the tasks focus on complex human behavior involving several people in the video at the same time, on actions involving several interacting people and on(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the male to female transgender social networks and how they influence social and political activity. Four Transgender organizations within Northeast Ohio were contacted for this study. Members were asked to complete a questionnaire and to mail it back. Few of the network elements were useful in predicting social and(More)
Graphs and hyper-graphs are frequently used to recognize complex and often non-rigid patterns in computer vision, either through graph matching or point-set matching with graphs. Most formulations resort to the minimization of a difficult energy function containing geometric or structural terms, frequently coupled with data attached terms involving(More)
We study the stability of spatially periodic solutions to the Kawahara equation, a fifth order, nonlinear partial differential equation. The equation models the propagation of nonlinear water-waves in the long-wavelength regime, for Weber numbers close to 1/3 where the approximate description through the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation breaks down. Beyond(More)
Studies suggest that transgendered individuals are at high risk for acquiring HIV through injection drug use and sexual risk behaviors. Beginning efforts are being directed to identify the unique needs and concerns of these individuals and to develop culturally sensitive programs that will be successful in recruiting and retaining these individuals in drug(More)
Graph matching is one of the principal methods to formulate the correspondence between two set of points in computer vision and pattern recognition. However, most formulations are based on the minimization of a difficult energy function which is known to be NP-hard. Traditional methods solve the minimization problem approximately. In this paper, we show(More)