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Comparing the Performance of L*A*B* and HSV Color Spaces with Respect to Color Image Segmentation

Jun 04, 2015
Dibya Jyoti Bora, Anil Kumar Gupta, Fayaz Ahmad Khan

Color image segmentation is a very emerging topic for image processing research. Since it has the ability to present the result in a way that is much more close to the human yes perceive, so todays more research is going on this area. Choosing a proper color space is a very important issue for color image segmentation process. Generally LAB and HSV are the two frequently chosen color spaces. In this paper a comparative analysis is performed between these two color spaces with respect to color image segmentation. For measuring their performance, we consider the parameters: mse and psnr . It is found that HSV color space is performing better than LAB.

* 11 pages, 19 figures in International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering,Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2015 

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Advances in Human Action Recognition: A Survey

Jan 23, 2015
Guangchun Cheng, Yiwen Wan, Abdullah N. Saudagar, Kamesh Namuduri, Bill P. Buckles

Human action recognition has been an important topic in computer vision due to its many applications such as video surveillance, human machine interaction and video retrieval. One core problem behind these applications is automatically recognizing low-level actions and high-level activities of interest. The former is usually the basis for the latter. This survey gives an overview of the most recent advances in human action recognition during the past several years, following a well-formed taxonomy proposed by a previous survey. From this state-of-the-art survey, researchers can view a panorama of progress in this area for future research.


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Deterministic MDPs with Adversarial Rewards and Bandit Feedback

Oct 16, 2012
Raman Arora, Ofer Dekel, Ambuj Tewari

We consider a Markov decision process with deterministic state transition dynamics, adversarially generated rewards that change arbitrarily from round to round, and a bandit feedback model in which the decision maker only observes the rewards it receives. In this setting, we present a novel and efficient online decision making algorithm named MarcoPolo. Under mild assumptions on the structure of the transition dynamics, we prove that MarcoPolo enjoys a regret of O(T^(3/4)sqrt(log(T))) against the best deterministic policy in hindsight. Specifically, our analysis does not rely on the stringent unichain assumption, which dominates much of the previous work on this topic.

* Appears in Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI2012) 

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Discovering causal structures in binary exclusive-or skew acyclic models

Feb 14, 2012
Takanori Inazumi, Takashi Washio, Shohei Shimizu, Joe Suzuki, Akihiro Yamamoto, Yoshinobu Kawahara

Discovering causal relations among observed variables in a given data set is a main topic in studies of statistics and artificial intelligence. Recently, some techniques to discover an identifiable causal structure have been explored based on non-Gaussianity of the observed data distribution. However, most of these are limited to continuous data. In this paper, we present a novel causal model for binary data and propose a new approach to derive an identifiable causal structure governing the data based on skew Bernoulli distributions of external noise. Experimental evaluation shows excellent performance for both artificial and real world data sets.


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Building a Test Collection for Speech-Driven Web Retrieval

Sep 12, 2003
Atsushi Fujii, Katunobu Itou

This paper describes a test collection (benchmark data) for retrieval systems driven by spoken queries. This collection was produced in the subtask of the NTCIR-3 Web retrieval task, which was performed in a TREC-style evaluation workshop. The search topics and document collection for the Web retrieval task were used to produce spoken queries and language models for speech recognition, respectively. We used this collection to evaluate the performance of our retrieval system. Experimental results showed that (a) the use of target documents for language modeling and (b) enhancement of the vocabulary size in speech recognition were effective in improving the system performance.

* Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003), pp.1153-1156, Sep. 2003 

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Multi-document Summarization by Graph Search and Matching

Dec 10, 1997
Inderjeet Mani, Eric Bloedorn

We describe a new method for summarizing similarities and differences in a pair of related documents using a graph representation for text. Concepts denoted by words, phrases, and proper names in the document are represented positionally as nodes in the graph along with edges corresponding to semantic relations between items. Given a perspective in terms of which the pair of documents is to be summarized, the algorithm first uses a spreading activation technique to discover, in each document, nodes semantically related to the topic. The activated graphs of each document are then matched to yield a graph corresponding to similarities and differences between the pair, which is rendered in natural language. An evaluation of these techniques has been carried out.

* 7 pages, 5 Postscript figures, uses aaai.sty 

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SchenQL: A query language for bibliographic data with aggregations and domain-specific functions

May 13, 2022
Christin Katharina Kreutz, Martin Blum, Ralf Schenkel

Current search interfaces of digital libraries are not suitable to satisfy complex or convoluted information needs directly, when it comes to cases such as "Find authors who only recently started working on a topic". They might offer possibilities to obtain this information only by requiring vast user interaction. We present SchenQL, a web interface of a domain-specific query language on bibliographic metadata, which offers information search and exploration by query formulation and navigation in the system. Our system focuses on supporting aggregation of data and providing specialised domain dependent functions while being suitable for domain experts as well as casual users of digital libraries.

* Accepted at JCDL'22 as a demo, 5 pages, 4 figures 

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Multimodal Analysis of memes for sentiment extraction

Dec 22, 2021
Nayan Varma Alluri, Neeli Dheeraj Krishna

Memes are one of the most ubiquitous forms of social media communication. The study and processing of memes, which are intrinsically multimedia, is a popular topic right now. The study presented in this research is based on the Memotion dataset, which involves categorising memes based on irony, comedy, motivation, and overall-sentiment. Three separate innovative transformer-based techniques have been developed, and their outcomes have been thoroughly reviewed.The best algorithm achieved a macro F1 score of 0.633 for humour classification, 0.55 for motivation classification, 0.61 for sarcasm classification, and 0.575 for overall sentiment of the meme out of all our techniques.

* 5 pages 

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Convergence of Generalized Belief Propagation Algorithm on Graphs with Motifs

Dec 11, 2021
Yitao Chen, Deepanshu Vasal

Belief propagation is a fundamental message-passing algorithm for numerous applications in machine learning. It is known that belief propagation algorithm is exact on tree graphs. However, belief propagation is run on loopy graphs in most applications. So, understanding the behavior of belief propagation on loopy graphs has been a major topic for researchers in different areas. In this paper, we study the convergence behavior of generalized belief propagation algorithm on graphs with motifs (triangles, loops, etc.) We show under a certain initialization, generalized belief propagation converges to the global optimum of the Bethe free energy for ferromagnetic Ising models on graphs with motifs.

* 10 pages 2 figures 

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Knowledge Graphs and Machine Learning in biased C4I applications

Jun 17, 2021
Evangelos Paparidis, Konstantinos Kotis

This paper introduces our position on the critical issue of bias that recently appeared in AI applications. Specifically, we discuss the combination of current technologies used in AI applications i.e., Machine Learning and Knowledge Graphs, and point to their involvement in (de)biased applications of the C4I domain. Although this is a wider problem that currently emerges from different application domains, bias appears more critical in C4I than in others due to its security-related nature. While proposing certain actions to be taken towards debiasing C4I applications, we acknowledge the immature aspect of this topic within the Knowledge Graph and Semantic Web communities.


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