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In 2007 FXPAL submitted results for two tasks: rushes summarization and interactive search. The rushes summarization task has been described at the ACM Multimedia workshop [1]. Interested readers are referred to that publication for details. We describe our interactive search experiments in this notebook paper. 1 Summary of submitted runs We submitted six(More)
This paper presents a new method for topic-based document segmentation, i.e., the identification of boundaries between parts of a document that bear on different topics. The method combines the use of the Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis (PLSA) model with the method of selecting segmentation points based on the similarity values between pairs of(More)
We propose a new hierarchical generative model for textual data, where words may be generated by topic speciic distributions at any level in the hierarchy. This model is naturally well-suited to clustering documents in preset or automatically generated hierarchies, as well as categorising new documents in an existing hierarchy. Training algorithms are(More)
DOTS (Dynamic Object Tracking System) is an indoor, real-time, multi-camera surveillance system, deployed in a real office setting. DOTS combines video analysis and user interface components to enable security personnel to effectively monitor views of interest and to perform tasks such as tracking a person. The video analysis component performs(More)
[1] Independent data from the Gulf of Mexico are used to develop and test the hypothesis that the same sequence of physical and ecological events each year allows the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis to become dominant. A phosphorus-rich nutrient supply initiates phytoplankton succession, once deposition events of Saharan iron-rich dust allow(More)
This paper describes techniques for segmentation of conversational speech based on speaker identity. Speaker seg-mentation is performed using Viterbi decoding on a hidden Markov model network consisting of interconnected speaker sub-networks. Speaker sub-networks are initialized using Baum-Welch training on data labeled by speaker, and are iteratively(More)
Documents are commonly categorized into hierarchies of topics, such as the ones maintained by Yahoo! and the Open Directory project, in order to facilitate browsing and other interactive forms of information retrieval. In addition, topic hierarchies can be utilized to overcome the sparseness problem in text categorization with a large number of categories,(More)
Current approaches to pose estimation and tracking can be classified into two categories: generative and discriminative. While generative approaches can accurately determine human pose from image observations, they are computationally expensive due to search in the high dimensional human pose space. On the other hand, discriminative approaches do not(More)