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In this paper we present a comparative evaluation of four popular interactive seg-mentation algorithms. The evaluation was carried out as a series of user-experiments, in which participants were tasked with extracting one hundred objects from a common dataset: twenty-five with each algorithm, constrained within a time limit of two minutes for each object.(More)
The prediction of salient areas in images has been traditionally addressed with hand-crafted features based on neuroscience principles. This paper, however, addresses the problem with a completely data-driven approach by training a convolutional neural network (convnet). The learning process is formulated as a minimization of a loss function that measures(More)
We previously described a system for evaluating interactive segmentation by means of user experiments [1]. This method, while effective, is time-consuming and labor-intensive. This paper aims to make evaluation more practicable by investigating if it is feasible to automate user interactions. To this end, we propose a general algorithm for driving the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the snoring sounds induced during sleep nasendoscopy, and to compare them with those of natural sleep using sound frequency spectra. The snoring of 16 subjects was digitally recorded during natural and induced sleep, noting the site of vibration during sleep nasendoscopy. Patients with palatal snoring during sleep(More)
The Video Browser Showdown evaluates the performance of exploratory video search tools on a common data set in a common environment and in presence of the audience. The main goal of this competition is to enable researchers in the field of interactive video search to directly compare their tools at work. In this paper, we present results from the second(More)
In functional principal component analysis (fPCA) a threshold is chosen to define the number of retained principal components, which corresponds to the amount of preserved information. A variety of thresholds have been used in previous studies and the chosen threshold is often not evaluated. The aim of this study is to identify the optimal threshold that(More)
Different methods are used for quantifying coughing in sound recordings, but as yet no method has been shown to be more valid than any other. In the present study, the relationships between three different units of cough were examined and their ability to predict subjective ratings of cough and cough-related quality of life were evaluated. In total, 70(More)
Demands from various scientific and management communities along with legislative requirements at national and international levels have led to a need for innovative research into large-scale, low-cost, reliable monitoring of our marine and freshwater environments. In this paper we demonstrate the benefits of a multi-modal approach to monitoring and how an(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to recognize a scene presented in an image with specific application to scene classification in field sports video. We propose different variants of the algorithm ranging from bags of visual words to the simplified real-time implementation, that takes only the most important areas of similar colour into account. All the(More)
This paper presents our third participation in the Video Browser Showdown. Building on the experience that we gained while participating in this event, we compete in the 2014 showdown with a more advanced browsing system based on incorporating several audiovisual retrieval techniques. This paper provides a short overview of the features and functionality of(More)