Josep Ramon Morros

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| This paper presents a generic video coding algorithm allowing the content-based manipulation of objects. This manipulation is possible thanks to the deenition of a spatio-temporal segmentation of the sequences. The coding strategy relies on a joint optimization in the Rate-Distortion sense of the partition deenition and of the coding techniques to be used(More)
This paper deals with the relation between segmentation for coding and rate control. The efficiency of a segmentation-based coding scheme heavily relies on this step that defines how many and which regions have to be segmented. In this paper, we show that this problem can be formulated as a rate~distortion problem. The proposed solution not only controls(More)
This paper describes a system to identify people in broadcast TV shows in a purely unsupervised manner. The system outputs the identity of people that appear, talk and can be identified by using information appearing in the show (in our case, text with person names). Three types of monomodal technologies are used: speech diarization, video diarization and(More)
We address in this paper the problem of optimal coding in the framework of region-based video coding systems, with a special stress on content-based functionalities. We present a coding system that can provide scaled layers (using PSNR or temporal content-based scalability) such that each one has an optimal partition with optimal bit allocation among the(More)
The rapid growth of multimedia databases and the human interest in their peers make indices representing the location and identity of people in audio-visual documents essential for searching archives. Person discovery in the absence of prior identity knowledge requires accurate association of audio-visual cues and detected names. To this end, we present 3(More)
In this paper, we propose a gesture-based interface designed to interact with panoramic scenes. The system combines novel static gestures with a fast hand tracking method. Our proposal is to use static gestures as shortcuts to activate functionalities of the system (i.e. volume up/down, mute, pause, etc.), and hand tracking to freely explore the panoramic(More)