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9036923 Age estimation apparatus, age estimation method, and age estimation program  
Provided are an age estimation apparatus, an age estimation method, and an age estimation program capable of obtaining a recognition result closely matching the result perceived by human. An age...
9025889 Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing pattern detection with unknown noise levels  
An apparatus for providing pattern detection may include a processor. The processor may be configured to iteratively test different models and corresponding scales for each of the models. The...
9014487 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire main object information specifying a main object in generation of a layout image, a second acquisition unit configured to...
8977059 Integrating feature extraction via local sequential embedding for automatic handwriting recognition  
Integrating features is disclosed, including: determining a value associated with a temporal feature for a point; determining a value associated with a spatial feature associated with the temporal...
8971670 Proof reading of text data generated through optical character recognition  
A system includes preparing respective proof reading tools for performing carpet proof reading and side-by-side proof reading of text data, recording a log of time to perform proof reading...
8953910 Proof reading of text data generated through optical character recognition  
A method includes preparing respective proof reading tools for performing carpet proof reading and side-by-side proof reading of text data, recording a log of time to perform proof reading...
8942459 Methods and apparatus for fast identification of relevant features for classification or regression  
In various embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for automated selection of features of cells useful for classifying cell phenotype. The methods include determining a signal-to-noise...
8923564 Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device  
A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection...
8897550 System and method for automatic landmark labeling with minimal supervision  
A system and method for estimating a set of landmarks for a large image ensemble employs only a small number of manually labeled images from the ensemble and avoids labor-intensive and error-prone...
8897578 Image recognition device, image recognition method, and integrated circuit  
An image recognition device that improves the accuracy of generic object recognition compared with conventional technologies by reducing the influence of the position, size, background clutter and...
8885879 Object position estimation device, object position estimation method and program  
In a technology of acquiring an object position by a visual cone intersection method, an object position estimation device which reduces estimation of incorrect position due to ghost image objects...
8885941 System and method for estimating spatially varying defocus blur in a digital image  
An image editing application (or a blur classification module thereof) may automatically estimate a coherent defocus blur map from a single input image. The application may represent the blur...
8879855 Image segmentation for large-scale fine-grained recognition  
A method for fine-grained image classification on an image includes automatically segmenting one or more objects of interest prior to classification; and combining segmented and original image...
8879854 Method and apparatus for recognizing an emotion of an individual based on facial action units  
An apparatus and method are provided for recognizing an emotion of an individual based on Action Units. The method includes receiving an input AU string including one or more AUs that represents a...
8873868 Object classification/recognition apparatus and method  
An apparatus is provided for classifying targets into a known-object group and an unknown-object group. The apparatus includes a speech/image data storage unit configured to store a spoken sound...
8873812 Image segmentation using hierarchical unsupervised segmentation and hierarchical classifiers  
An image segmentation method includes generating a hierarchy of regions by unsupervised segmentation of an input image. Each region is described with a respective region feature vector...
8867851 Sparse coding based superpixel representation using hierarchical codebook constructing and indexing  
Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for identifying an object in an image. In embodiments, object identification includes using smooth encoding from a tree structure...
8861788 Detection of an object in an image  
The invention provides a method, system, and program product for detecting an object in a digital image. In one embodiment, the invention includes: deriving an initial object indication mask based...
8848061 Image and video quality assessment  
Evaluating coded video by identifying spatial and temporal errors in the reconstructed video. Spatial errors may be identified by evaluating the severity of each individual error and pooling...
8842184 Method for determining a quality measure for a video image and apparatus for determining a quality measure for a video image  
Accurately estimating the image quality of video is still difficult, especially when there is no reference video available. A method for determining a quality measure for a video image comprises...
8837817 Method and device for calculating a depth map from a single image  
A method for calculating a depth map from an original matrix image, comprising the steps of: calculating a first matrix image corresponding to the original matrix image with a low resolution and...
8831352 Event determination from photos  
Events may be determined based on an image and context data associated with the image. An event type associated with the image may be determined based on a concept of the image. A list of events...
8824791 Color correction for static cameras  
Methods and apparatus are provided for color correction of images. One or more colors in an image obtained from a static video camera are corrected by obtaining one or more historical background...
8818111 Age estimation apparatus, age estimation method, and age estimation program  
Provided are an age estimation apparatus, an age estimation method, and an age estimation program capable of reducing the labor of labeling the image data used for age estimation. An age...
8811724 Classification of medical diagnostic images  
The invention provides methods for automated classification of a medical diagnostic image of a lung according to its deduced probability of relating to a lung of a patient who is suffering from a...
8805073 Image segmentation by assigning classes to adaptive mesh primitives  
Quantification of metric or functional parameters often requires image segmentation. A crucial part of such method is the model of the surface characteristics of the object of interest (features),...
8803975 Interactive system for recognition analysis of multiple streams of video  
A method of identifying an object captured in a video image in a multi-camera video surveillance system is disclosed. Sets of identifying information are stored in profiles, each profile being...
8797381 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes a photographing unit configured to generate a plurality of images by photographing a plurality of times a range which can be photographed, an object...
8787681 System and method for classifying documents  
Various embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for classifying physical documents that have been converted to digital documents. Specifically, some embodiments are configured to...
8781231 Content-based image ranking  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for ranking search results for queries. The method includes calculating a visual similarity score for one or more pairs of...
8774486 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program  
There is provided an image processing apparatus that analyzes a pathology image obtained by imaging an analysis object including a setting device for calculating an amount of a luminance...
8774532 Calibration of video object classification  
Techniques for calibrating a classification system, wherein one or more objects in at least one video are classified, are provided. At least one view associated with the at least one video is...
8768071 Object category recognition methods and robots utilizing the same  
Methods for recognizing a category of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a processor, a preliminary category of a target object, the preliminary category...
8750604 Image recognition information attaching apparatus, image recognition information attaching method, and non-transitory computer readable medium  
An image recognition information attaching apparatus includes a retrieving unit that retrieves image information on a per piece basis of identification information, from the image information...
8737746 Method for multiple pass symbol and components-based visual object searching of documents  
A method of computerized searching for visual objects on an electronic document is disclosed. After receiving a selection of a template visual object, a template raster image is generated...
8699789 Document classification using multiple views  
A training system, training method, and a system and method of use of a trained classification system are provided. A classifier may be trained with a first “cheap” view but not using a second...
8675971 Method and apparatus for classifying image pixels  
A method of classifying pixels in an image is described that includes calculating for each target pixel in the image, a functional value based on a median value of a block of pixels including the...
8660372 Determining quality of an image or video using a distortion classifier  
Techniques and structures are disclosed in which one or more distortion categories are identified for an image or video, and a quality of the image or video is determined based on the one or more...
8660371 Accuracy of recognition by means of a combination of classifiers  
In one embodiment, there is provided a method for an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system. The method comprises: recognizing an input character based on a plurality of classifiers, wherein...
8655079 Reducing false alarms in identifying whether a candidate image is from an object class  
In one aspect, a method to reduce false alarms in identifying whether a candidate image is from an object class includes projecting the candidate image onto an object class subspace and projecting...
8649604 Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device  
A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection...
8648912 Vehicle periphery monitoring apparatus  
Bicycles present before a vehicle are identified. A picked-up image having intensity values that are in accordance with the temperatures of objects is acquired to extract image regions having...
8644611 Segmental rescoring in text recognition  
A method for text recognition includes generating a number of text hypotheses for an image, for example, using an HMM based approach using fixed-width analysis features. For each text hypothesis,...
8644624 System and method for indoor-outdoor scene classification  
Embodiments include a scene classification system and method. In one embodiment, a method includes forming a first plurality of image features from an input image, processing the first plurality...
8634646 Method and system for recommending photographs  
Method for recommending photographs chosen from a set of digital photographs, comprising: a tagging step for tagging the digital photographs according to determined objective parameters obtained...
8630482 Feature conversion device, similar information search apparatus provided therewith, coding parameter generation method, and computer program  
A bit code converter transforms a learning feature vector using a transformation matrix updated by a transformation matrix update unit, and converts the transformed learning feature vector into a...
8625858 Method, apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium for pattern recognition  
A pattern recognition method, applicable to input information including a plurality of regions, includes obtaining a certainty at which each region of the input information includes a pattern,...
8620059 Characterizing wood furnish by edge pixelated imaging  
A system for determining at least one characteristic of wood furnish from an upstream source. The system includes: an inclined panel comprising a transparent window having a top surface for the...
8594457 Correlation image detection  
A correlation image detection method is provided that co-registers sonar images by finding peaks in correlation images. To obtain the peaks, the mean of the absolute values of the correlation...
8594468 Statistical approach to large-scale image annotation  
Statistical approaches to large-scale image annotation are described. Generally, the annotation technique includes compiling visual features and textual information from a number of images,...