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A single captured image of a real-world scene is usually insufficient to reveal all the details due to under- or over-exposed regions. To solve this problem, images of the same scene can be first captured under different exposure settings and then combined into a single image using image fusion techniques. In this paper, we propose a novel probabilistic(More)
Most image database prototypes and products focus mainly on similarity searches over syntactic features of images. DISIMA aims at providing querying on both syntactic and semantic features of images. The content of an image is viewed as a set of salient objects (regions of interest). Salient objects are organized into two levels: physical salient objects(More)
Transmissions over wireless and other unreliable networks can lead to packet loss. An area that has received limited research attention is how to tailor multimedia information taking into account the way packets are lost. We provide a brief overview of our research on designing a 3D perceptual quality metric integrating two important factors, resolution of(More)
In this paper, we propose a new approach that we call the "fluid vector flow" (FVF) active contour model to address problems of insufficient capture range and poor convergence for concavities. With the ability to capture a large range and extract concave shapes, FVF demonstrates improvements over techniques like gradient vector flow, boundary vector flow,(More)
— Many factors, such as the number of vertices and the resolution of texture, can affect the display quality of 3D objects. When the resources of a graphics system are not sufficient to render the ideal image, degradation is inevitable. It is therefore important to study how individual factors will affect the overall quality, and how the degradation can be(More)
Multimedia data are now available to a variety of users ranging from naive to sophisticated. To make querying easy, visual query languages have been proposed. Most of these languages have a low expressive power and have their own query processors. Efforts have been made to design query languages with proper semantics to facilitate query optimization and(More)
Many protocols optimized to transmissions over wireless networks have been proposed. However, one issue that has not been looked into is considering human perception in deciding a transmission strategy for 3D objects. Many factors, such as the number of vertices and the resolution of texture, can affect the display quality of 3D objects. When the resources(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease and the presence of cavities in the upper lung zones is a strong indicator that the disease has developed into a highly infectious state. Currently, the detection of TB cavities is mainly conducted by clinicians observing chest radiographs. Diagnoses performed by radiologists are labor intensive and very(More)
Network aware multimedia delivery applications are a class of applications that provide certain level of QoS guarantees to end users while not assuming underlying network resource reservations. These applications guarantee QoS parameters like media object transmission time limit by actively monitoring the available bandwidth of the network and adapting the(More)