Shawn D. Newsam

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We describe a novel image representation termed spatial pyramid co-occurrence which characterizes both the photometric and geometric aspects of an image. Specifically, the co-occurrences of visual words are computed with respect to spatial predicates over a hierarchical spatial partitioning of an image. The representation captures both the absolute and(More)
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) gate the only conduits for nucleocytoplasmic transport in eukaryotes. Their gate is formed by nucleoporins containing large intrinsically disordered domains with multiple phenylalanine-glycine repeats (FG domains). In combination, these are hypothesized to form a structurally and chemically homogeneous network of random coils(More)
This paper investigates local invariant features for geographic (overhead) image retrieval. Local features are particularly well suited for the newer generations of aerial and satellite imagery whose increased spatial resolution, often just tens of centimeters per pixel, allows a greater range of objects and spatial patterns to be recognized than ever(More)
Image texture is useful in image browsing, search and retrieval. A texture descriptor based on a multiresolution decomposition using Gabor wavelets is proposed. The descriptor consists of two parts: a perceptual browsing component (PBC) and a similarity retrieval component (SRC). The extraction methods of both PBC and SRC are based on a multiresolution(More)
A richer set of land-cover classes are observable in satellite imagery than ever before due to the increased sub-meter resolution. Individual objects, such as cars and houses, are now recognizable. This work considers a new category of image descriptors based on local measures of saliency for labelling land-cover classes characterized by identifiable(More)
Texture features have long been used in remote sensing applications to represent and retrieve image regions similar to a query region. Various representations of texture have been proposed based on the Fourier power spectrum, spatial co-occurrence, wavelets, Gabor filters, etc. These representations vary in their computational complexity and their(More)
The primary and novel contribution of this work is the conjecture that large collections of georeferenced photo collections can be used to derive maps of what-is-where on the surface of the earth. We investigate the application of what we term “proximate sensing” to the problem of land cover classification for a large geographic region. We(More)
On-line photo sharing websites such as Flickr not only allow users to share their precious memories with others, they also act as a repository of all kinds of information carried by their photos and tags. In this work, we investigate the problem of geographic discovery, particularly land-use classification, through crowdsourcing of geographic information(More)