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Temporal video segmentation is the "rst step towards automatic annotation of digital video for browsing and retrieval. This article gives an overview of existing techniques for video segmentation that operate on both uncompressed and compressed video stream. The performance, relative merits and limitations of each of the approaches are comprehensively… (More)
A novel scheme for edge-preserving image interpolation is introduced, which is based on the use of a simple non-linear fillter which accurately reconstructs sharp edges. Simulation results show the superior performances of the proposed approach with respect to other interpolation techniques.
| A nonlinear spatio-temporal l-ter capable of signiicantly attenuating noise in image sequences without corrupting image details is presented. A real-time implementation of the algorithm for CIF images at 10 frames/s on the TMS320C80 DSP is also described.
An adaptive nonuniform sampling technique for alias-free image representation is presented. It is both fast, thanks to the use of pseudo-Poisson disks (PPDs), and eeective, because a higher sample density is used in areas which are rich in details; these zones of the image are located using a skewness-based operator, which is both simple and accurate, and… (More)
Shoe marks found on the crime scene are invaluable for the identification of the culprit when no other piece of evidence is available. Thus semi-automatic and automatic systems have been recently proposed to find the make and model of the footwear that left the shoe marks. The systems proposed up to now have two main drawbacks, as they (i) are generally not… (More)
A novel irregular and nonuniform sampling scheme for image data is presented in this paper. Its main characteristics are the particular distribution of the samples along image edges and in textured areas, which is obtained following a multiresolution approach, and the low computational complexity. As an example of application, an image coding system is… (More)
We present a new method for shot boundaries detection and classification that operates directly on the MPEG compressed video. It is based only on the information about the macroblock coding mode in P and B frames. In order to maintain good accuracy while limiting complexity, the system follows a two-pass scheme and has a hybrid rule-based/neural structure.… (More)