The objective of this paper is to show that for every color space there exists an optimum skin detector scheme such that the performance of all these skin detectors schemes is the same. To that end, a theoretical proof is provided and experiments are presented which show that the separability of the skin and no skin classes is independent of the color space… (More)
A common feature found in practically all technical approaches proposed for face recognition is the use of only the luminance information associated to the face image. One may wonder if this is due to the low importance of the color information in face recognition or due to other less technical reasons such as the no availability of color image database.… (More)
In this paper, we describe a unique new paradigm for video database management known as ViBE (Video Indexing and Browsing Environment). ViBE is a browseable/searchable paradigm for organizing video data containing a large number of sequences. The system first segments video sequences into shots by using a new feature vector known as the Generalized Trace… (More)
This paper presents a system that labels TV shots either as commercial or program shots. The system uses two observations: logo presence and shot duration. These observations are modeled using HMMs, and a Viterbi decoder is finally used for shot labeling. The system has been tested on several hours of real video, achieving more than 99% correct labeling.
Distributed Video Coding (DVC) is a new video coding paradigm based on two major Information Theory results: the Slepian–Wolf and Wyner–Ziv theorems. Recently, practical DVC solutions have been proposed with promising results; however, there is still a need to study in a more systematic way the set of application scenarios for which DVC may bring major… (More)
We describe a procedure, RNAPol-ChIP, to measure actual transcriptional rate. It consists of the detection, by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), of RNA polymerase II within the coding region of genes. To do this, the DNA immunoprecipitated with polymerase antibodies is analysed by PCR, using an amplicon well within the coding region of the desired genes… (More)
The objective of this work is to provide a simple and yet efficient tool to detect human faces in video sequences. This information can be very useful for many applications such as video indexing and video browsing. In particular the paper will focus on the significant improvements made to our face detection algorithm presented in [l]. Specifically, a novel… (More)
The objective of this paper 1 is to provide a robust representation of moving images based on layers. To that goal, we have designed eecient motion estimation and segmentation techniques by aane model tting suitable for the construction of layers. Layered representations, originally introduced in 4] are important in several applications. In particular, they… (More)