The typical computational approach to object understanding derives shape information from the 2D outline of the objects. For complex object structures, however, such a planar approach cannot determine object shape; the structural edges have to be encoded in terms of their full 3D spatial configuration. Computer Vision: From Surfaces to 3D Objects is the first book to take a full approach to the challenging issue of veridical 3D object representation. It introduces mathematical and conceptual advances that offer an unprecedented framework for analyzing the complex scene structure of the world.
An Unprecedented Framework for Complex Object Representation
Presenting the material from both computational and neural implementation perspectives, the book covers novel analytic techniques for all levels of the surface representation problem. The cutting-edge contributions in this work run the gamut from the basic issue of the ground plane for surface estimation through mid-level analyses of surface segmentation processes to complex Riemannian space methods for representing and evaluating surfaces.
State-of-the-Art 3D Surface and Object Representation
This well-illustrated book takes a fresh look at the issue of 3D object representation. It provides a comprehensive survey of current approaches to the computational reconstruction of surface structure in the visual scene.
Classification, Clustering, and Data Mining Applications: Proceedings
This book presents some of the key research undertaken by the members of
the International Federation of Classification Societies during the two years
since our last symposium. If the past is a guide to the future, these papers
contain the seeds of new ideas that will invigorate our field.
The editors are grateful...
Internet Applications with Visual FoxPro 6.0
Users learn how to build large Internet database applications using Tahoe as the foundation. Covered are server side Web applications, including ASP (ODBC and ActiveX automation servers), FoxISAPI, and advanced Web features such as cookies, authentication, and browser functionality encapsulation. Non-HTML distributed applications and remote...
Sunspots and Starspots (Cambridge Astrophysics) Written from both an observational and historical perspective, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive combined account of sunspots and starspots. It begins with a substantial historical introduction, then explores the intricate structure of a sunspot's magnetic field and the prevalence of polar spots on stars. Additional topics covered...
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience... Finite Frames: Theory and Applications (Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis)
Hilbert space frames have long served as a valuable tool for signal and image processing due to their resilience to additive noise, quantization, and erasures, as well as their ability to capture valuable signal characteristics. More recently, finite frame theory has grown into an important research topic in its own right, with a myriad...