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The increasing use of low cost imaging devices and the innovations in terms of media distribution technologies induce a growing interest on technologies able to protect digital visual media against malicious manipulations of the visual contents. One of the main problems addressed in this research area is the blind detection of traces of forgery on an image(More)
This paper presents a video stabilization algorithm based on the extraction and tracking of scale invariant feature transform features through video frames. Implementation of SIFT operator is analyzed and adapted to be used in a feature-based motion estimation algorithm. SIFT features are extracted from video frames and then their trajectory is evaluated to(More)
— The widespread diffusion of hand-held devices with video recording capabilities requires the adoption of reliable Digital Stabilization methods to enjoy the acquired sequences without disturbing jerkiness. In order to effectively get rid of the unwanted camera movements, an estimate of the global motion between adjacent frames is necessary. This paper(More)
The widespread use of classic and newest technologies available on Internet (e.g., emails, social networks, digital repositories) has induced a growing interest on systems able to protect the visual content against malicious manipulations that could be performed during their transmission. One of the main problems addressed in this context is the(More)
Digital video stabilization allows to acquire video sequences without disturbing jerkiness, removing unwanted camera movements. In this paper we propose a novel fast video stabilization algorithm based on block matching of local motion vectors. Some of these vectors are properly filtered out by making use of ad-hoc rules taking into account local(More)
Body condition score (BCS) is considered an important tool for management of dairy cattle. The feasibility of estimating the BCS from digital images has been demonstrated in recent work. Regression machines have been successfully employed for automatic BCS estimation, taking into account information of the overall shape or information extracted on(More)
One of the most common problems in the image forensics field is the reconstruction of the history of an image or a video. The data related to the characteristics of the camera that carried out the shooting, together with the reconstruction of the (possible) further processing, allow us to have some useful hints about the originality of the visual document(More)
In this paper a novel algorithm for raster to vector conversion is presented. The technique is mainly devoted to vectorize digital picture maintaining an high degree of photorealistic appearance specifically addressed to the human visual system. The algorithm makes use of an advanced segmentation strategy based on statistical region analysis together with a(More)
The distribution of digital images with the classic and newest technologies available on Internet (e.g., emails, social networks, digital repositories) has induced a growing interest on systems able to protect the visual content against malicious manipulations that could be performed during their transmission. One of the main problems addressed in this(More)
The pivotal role of neutrophils and macrophages in smoking-related lung inflammation and COPD development is well-established. We aimed to assess whether sputum concentrations of Human Neutrophil Peptides (HNP), Neutrophil Elastase (NE), Interleukin-8 (IL-8), and Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), major products of neutrophils and macrophages, could be used to(More)