Computer Vision

Computer Vision
by Richard Szeliski

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art?

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos.

More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques

Topics and features:

  • Structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses
  • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects
  • Provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory
  • Suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book
  • Supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/

Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.


Computer Vision
by Richard Szeliski

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art?

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos.

More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques

Topics and features:

  • Structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses
  • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects
  • Provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory
  • Suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book
  • Supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/

Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.


Computer Vision
by Anup Basu, Xiaobo Li

This book contains a selection of papers which were presented at the Vision Interface ’92 Conference. It also includes several invited articles from prominent researchers in the field, suggesting future directions in Computer Vision.

Deep Learning for Computer Vision
by Rajalingappaa Shanmugamani

Learn how to model and train advanced neural networks to implement a variety of Computer Vision tasks

Key Features

  • Train different kinds of deep learning model from scratch to solve specific problems in Computer Vision
  • Combine the power of Python, Keras, and TensorFlow to build deep learning models for object detection, image classification, similarity learning, image captioning, and more
  • Includes tips on optimizing and improving the performance of your models under various constraints

Book Description

Deep learning has shown its power in several application areas of Artificial Intelligence, especially in Computer Vision. Computer Vision is the science of understanding and manipulating images, and finds enormous applications in the areas of robotics, automation, and so on. This book will also show you, with practical examples, how to develop Computer Vision applications by leveraging the power of deep learning.

In this book, you will learn different techniques related to object classification, object detection, image segmentation, captioning, image generation, face analysis, and more. You will also explore their applications using popular Python libraries such as TensorFlow and Keras. This book will help you master state-of-the-art, deep learning algorithms and their implementation.

What you will learn

  • Set up an environment for deep learning with Python, TensorFlow, and Keras
  • Define and train a model for image and video classification
  • Use features from a pre-trained Convolutional Neural Network model for image retrieval
  • Understand and implement object detection using the real-world Pedestrian Detection scenario
  • Learn about various problems in image captioning and how to overcome them by training images and text together
  • Implement similarity matching and train a model for face recognition
  • Understand the concept of generative models and use them for image generation
  • Deploy your deep learning models and optimize them for high performance

Who this book is for

This book is targeted at data scientists and Computer Vision practitioners who wish to apply the concepts of Deep Learning to overcome any problem related to Computer Vision. A basic knowledge of programming in Python—and some understanding of machine learning concepts—is required to get the best out of this book.


A Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks for Computer Vision
by Salman Khan, Hossein Rahmani, Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Mohammed Bennamoun

Computer vision has become increasingly important and effective in recent years due to its wide-ranging applications in areas as diverse as smart surveillance and monitoring, health and medicine, sports and recreation, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars. Visual recognition tasks, such as image classification, localization, and detection, are the core building blocks of many of these applications, and recent developments in Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have led to outstanding performance in these state-of-the-art visual recognition tasks and systems. As a result, CNNs now form the crux of deep learning algorithms in computer vision.

This self-contained guide will benefit those who seek to both understand the theory behind CNNs and to gain hands-on experience on the application of CNNs in computer vision. It provides a comprehensive introduction to CNNs starting with the essential concepts behind neural networks: training, regularization, and optimization of CNNs. The book also discusses a wide range of loss functions, network layers, and popular CNN architectures, reviews the different techniques for the evaluation of CNNs, and presents some popular CNN tools and libraries that are commonly used in computer vision. Further, this text describes and discusses case studies that are related to the application of CNN in computer vision, including image classification, object detection, semantic segmentation, scene understanding, and image generation.

This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, as no prior background knowledge in the field is required to follow the material, as well as new researchers, developers, engineers, and practitioners who are interested in gaining a quick understanding of CNN models.


Computer Vision, Models, and Inspection
by A. Dave Marshall, Ralph R. Martin

The main focus of this book is on the uses of computer vision for inspection and model based matching. It also provides a short, self contained introductory course on computer vision. The authors describe various state-of-the-art approaches to probems and then set forth their proposed approach to matching and inspection. They deal primarily with 3-D vision but also discuss 2-D vision strategies when relevant.The book is suitable for researchers, final year undergraduates and graduate students. Useful review questions at the end of each chapter allow this book to be used for self-study.

Handbook of Machine and Computer Vision
by Alexander Hornberg

The second edition of this accepted reference work has been updated to reflect the rapid developments in the field and now covers both 2D and 3D imaging.
Written by expert practitioners from leading companies operating in machine vision, this one-stop handbook guides readers through all aspects of image acquisition and image processing, including optics, electronics and software. The authors approach the subject in terms of industrial applications, elucidating such topics as illumination and camera calibration. Initial chapters concentrate on the latest hardware aspects, ranging from lenses and camera systems to camera-computer interfaces, with the software necessary discussed to an equal depth in later sections. These include digital image basics as well as image analysis and image processing. The book concludes with extended coverage of industrial applications in optics and electronics, backed by case studies and design strategies for the conception of complete machine vision systems. As a result, readers are not only able to understand the latest systems, but also to plan and evaluate this technology.
With more than 500 images and tables to illustrate relevant principles and steps.

Computer Vision
by Pedram Azad, Tilo Gockel, Rüdiger Dillmann

Computer vision is probably the most exciting branch of image processing, and the number of applications in robotics, automation technology and quality control is constantly increasing. Unfortunately entering this research area is, as yet, not simple. Those who are interested must first go through a lot of books, publications and software libraries. With this book, however, the first step is easy. The theoretically founded content is understandable and is supplemented by many practical examples. Source code is provided with the specially developed platform-independent open source library IVT in the programming language C/C++. The use of the IVT is not necessary, but it does make for a much easier entry and allows first developments to be quickly produced.

Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology
by K. V. Kale

The latest trends in information technology represent a new intellectual paradigm for scientific exploration and the visualization of scientific phenomena. This title covers the emerging technologies in the field. Academics, engineers, industrialists, scientists and researchers engaged in teaching, and research and development of computer science and information technology will find the book useful for their academic and research work. This text includes 225 articles covering the following topics:

  • Advance Networking and Security/Wireless Networking/Cyber Laws.
  • Advance Software Computing.
  • Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing/Neural Networks.
  • Bioinformatics/Biometrics.
  • Data Mining/E-Commerce/E-Learning.
  • Image Processing, Content Based Image Retrieval, Medical and Bio-Medical Imaging, Wavelets.
  • Information Processing/Audio and Text Processing/Cryptology, Steganography and Digital Watermarking.
  • Pattern Recognition/Machine Vision/Image Motion, Video Processing.
  • Signal Processing and Communication/Remote Sensing.
  • Speech Processing & Recognition, Human Computer Interaction.
  • Information and Communication Technology.

Readings in Computer Vision
by Martin A. Fischler, Oscar Firschein

The field of computer vision combines techniques from physics, mathematics, psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to examine how machines might construct meaningful descriptions of their surrounding environment. The editors of this volume, prominent researchers and leaders of the SRI International AI Center Perception Group, have selected sixty papers, most published since 1980, with the viewpoint that computer vision is concerned with solving seven basic problems:

  • Reconstructing 3D scenes from 2D images
  • Decomposing images into their component parts
  • Recognizing and assigning labels to scene objects
  • Deducing and describing relations among scene objects
  • Determining the nature of computer architectures that can support the visual function
  • Representing abstractions in the world of computer memory
  • Matching stored descriptions to image representation

Each chapter of this volume addresses one of these problems through an introductory discussion, which identifies major ideas and summarizes approaches, and through reprints of key research papers. Two appendices on crucial assumptions in image interpretation and on parallel architectures for vision applications, a glossary of technical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index complete the volume.



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