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This paper introduces a hybrid method for searching large image datasets for approximate nearest neighbor items, specifically SIFT descriptors. The basic idea behind our method is to create a serial system that first partitions approximate nearest neighbors using multiple kd-trees before calling upon locally designed spectral hashing tables for retrieval.(More)
Compressive Sensing (CS) suggests that, under certain conditions, a signal can be reconstructed using a small number of incoherent measurements. We propose a novel video CS framework based on Multiple Measurement Vectors (MMV) which is suitable for signals with temporal correlation such as video sequences. In addition, a CS circulant matrix is employed for(More)
This tutorial paper explains, illustrates, and discusses path analysis, a powerful strategy for examining the plausibility and degree of causal relationships which are postulated to exist among a set of variables. In addition to its strength as a method of theory testing, path analysis is highly compatible with the kind of retrospective research which is so(More)
Sparse coding of images is traditionally done by cutting them into small patches and representing each patch individually over some dictionary given a pre-determined number of nonzero coefficients to use for each patch. In lack of a way to effectively distribute a total number (or global budget) of nonzero coefficients across all patches, current sparse(More)
Symmetric Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (SNMF) models arise naturally as simple reformulations of many standard clustering algorithms including the popular spectral clustering method. Recent work has demonstrated that an elementary instance of SNMF provides superior clustering quality compared to many classic clustering algorithms on a variety of(More)
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