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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)
In multimedia applications, it is essential to distribute resources efficiently among different types of data in order to optimize overall quality. We propose a perceptual metric using Just-Noticeable-Difference (JND) to identify redundant mesh data so that available bandwidth can be allocated to improve texture resolution. Evaluation of perceptual impact(More)
Automatic and accurate lung field segmentation is an essential step for developing an automated computer-aided diagnosis system for chest radiographs. Although active shape model (ASM) has been useful in many medical imaging applications, lung field segmentation remains a challenge due to the superimposed anatomical structures. We propose an automatic lung(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)
Brain tumor segmentation from Magnetic Resonance Images (MRIs) is an important task to measure tumor responses to treatments. However, automatic segmentation is very challenging. This paper presents an automatic brain tumor segmentation method based on a Normalized Gaussian Bayesian classification and a new 3D Fluid Vector Flow (FVF) algorithm. In our(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)
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)
— 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)