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Principal component analysis is a fundamental operation in computational data analysis, with myriad applications ranging from web search to bioinformatics to computer vision and image analysis. However, its performance and applicability in real scenarios are limited by a lack of robustness to outlying or corrupted observations. This paper considers the(More)
Principal component analysis is a fundamental operation in computational data analysis, with myriad applications ranging from web search to bioinformatics to computer vision and image analysis. However, its performance and applicability in real scenarios are limited by a lack of robustness to outlying or corrupted observations. This paper considers the(More)
We examine the problem of segmenting tracked feature point trajectories of multiple moving objects in an image sequence. Using the affine camera model, this motion segmentation problem can be cast as the problem of segmenting samples drawn from a union of linear subspaces. Due to limitations of the tracker, occlusions and the presence of nonrigid objects in(More)
We present a novel algorithm for unsupervised segmentation of natural images that harnesses the principle of minimum description length (MDL). Our method is based on observations that a homogeneously textured region of a natural image can be well modeled by a Gaussian distribution and the region boundary can be effectively coded by an adaptive chain code.(More)
In this paper, we study the problem of segmenting tracked feature point trajectories of multiple moving objects in an image sequence. Using the affine camera model, this problem can be cast as the problem of segmenting samples drawn from multiple linear subspaces. In practice, due to limitations of the tracker, occlusions, and the presence of nonrigid(More)
We study the problem of estimating a mixed geometric model of multiple subspaces in the presence of a significant amount of outliers. The estimation of multiple subspaces is an important problem in computer vision, particularly for segmenting multiple motions in an image sequence. We first provide a comprehensive survey of robust statistical techniques in(More)
We present a novel algorithm for segmentation of natural images that harnesses the principle of minimum description length (MDL). Our method is based on observations that a homogeneously textured region of a natural image can be well modeled by a Gaussian distribution and the region boundary can be effectively coded by an adaptive chain code. The optimal(More)
We study and compare two novel embedding methods for segmenting feature points of piece-wise planar structures from two (uncalibrated) perspective images. We show that a set of different homographies can be embedded in different ways to a higher-dimensional real or complex space, so that each homography corresponds to either a complex bilinear form or a(More)