Advances in Multimedia

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List of Papers (Total 305)

Host Feasibility Investigation to Improve Robustness in Hybrid DWT

Today, we face different approaches to enhance the robustness of image watermarking schemes. Some of them can be implemented, but others in spite of spending money, energy, and time for programming purpose would fail because of not having a strong feasibility study plan before implementation. In this paper, we try to show a rational feasibility study before implementation of an...

A New Semisupervised-Entropy Framework of Hyperspectral Image Classification Based on Random Forest

The purposes of the algorithm presented in this paper are to select features with the highest average separability by using the random forest method to distinguish categories that are easy to distinguish and to select the most divisible features from the most difficult categories using the weighted entropy algorithm. The framework is composed of five parts: random samples...

A Power Control Algorithm Based on Outage Probability Awareness in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

This paper addresses the problem of adaptive power control based on outage probability minimization in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), called a Power Control Algorithm Based on Outage Probability Awareness (PC-OPA). Unlike most of the existing works, our power control method aims at minimizing the outage probability and then is subject to the density of nodes in certain area...

Visual Tracking Based on Discriminative Compressed Features

Visual tracking is a challenging research topic in the field of computer vision with many potential applications. A large number of tracking methods have been proposed and achieved designed tracking performance. However, the current state-of-the-art tracking methods still can not meet the requirements of real-world applications. One of the main challenges is to design a good...

Combining Convolutional Neural Network and Markov Random Field for Semantic Image Retrieval

With the rapidly growing number of images over the Internet, efficient scalable semantic image retrieval becomes increasingly important. This paper presents a novel approach for semantic image retrieval by combining Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and Markov Random Field (MRF). As a key step, image concept detection, that is, automatically recognizing multiple semantic...

A Power Control Algorithm Based on Outage Probability Awareness in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

This paper addresses the problem of adaptive power control based on outage probability minimization in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), called a Power Control Algorithm Based on Outage Probability Awareness (PC-OPA). Unlike most of the existing works, our power control method aims at minimizing the outage probability and then is subject to the density of nodes in certain area...

Beijing Opera Synthesis Based on Straight Algorithm and Deep Learning

Speech synthesis is an important research content in the field of human-computer interaction and has a wide range of applications. As one of its branches, singing synthesis plays an important role. Beijing Opera is a famous traditional Chinese opera, and it is called Chinese quintessence. The singing of Beijing Opera carries some features of speech but it has its own unique...

Co-Metric Learning for Person Re-Identification

Person re-identification, aiming to identify the same pedestrian images across disjoint camera views, is a key technique of intelligent video surveillance. Although existing methods have developed both theories and experimental results, most of effective ones pertain to fully supervised training styles, which suffer the small sample size (SSS) problem a lot, especially in label...

Co-Metric Learning for Person Re-Identification

Person re-identification, aiming to identify the same pedestrian images across disjoint camera views, is a key technique of intelligent video surveillance. Although existing methods have developed both theories and experimental results, most of effective ones pertain to fully supervised training styles, which suffer the small sample size (SSS) problem a lot, especially in label...

Hand Detection Using Cascade of Softmax Classifiers

Sliding-window based multiclass hand posture detections are often performed by detecting postures of each predefined category using an independent detector, which makes it lack efficiency and results in high postures confusion rates in real-time applications. To tackle such problems, in this work, an efficient cascade detector that integrates multiple softmax-based binary (SftB...

A Formula Adaptive Pixel Pair Matching Steganography Algorithm

Pixel pair matching (PPM) is widely used in digital image steganography. As an important derivation, adaptive pixel pair matching method (APPM) offers low distortion and allows embedded digits in any notational system. However, APPM needs additional space to store, calculate, and query neighborhood set, which needs extra cost. To solve these problems, a formula adaptive pixel...

A Formula Adaptive Pixel Pair Matching Steganography Algorithm

Pixel pair matching (PPM) is widely used in digital image steganography. As an important derivation, adaptive pixel pair matching method (APPM) offers low distortion and allows embedded digits in any notational system. However, APPM needs additional space to store, calculate, and query neighborhood set, which needs extra cost. To solve these problems, a formula adaptive pixel...

A Multiobjective Piglet Image Segmentation Method Based on an Improved Noninteractive GrabCut Algorithm

In the video monitoring of piglets in pig farms, study of the precise segmentation of foreground objects is the work of advanced research on target tracking and behavior recognition. In view of the noninteractive and real-time requirements of such a video monitoring system, this paper proposes a method of image segmentation based on an improved noninteractive GrabCut algorithm...

A Multiobjective Piglet Image Segmentation Method Based on an Improved Noninteractive GrabCut Algorithm

In the video monitoring of piglets in pig farms, study of the precise segmentation of foreground objects is the work of advanced research on target tracking and behavior recognition. In view of the noninteractive and real-time requirements of such a video monitoring system, this paper proposes a method of image segmentation based on an improved noninteractive GrabCut algorithm...

Towards the Design of Effective Haptic and Audio Displays for Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Applications

Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technology has potential for supporting mobile applications. However, nonvisual interaction modalities are undervalued and underused in AR/MR applications. Visual displays can be ineffective or inappropriate in some situations such as walking or driving. Meanwhile, nonvisual modalities are becoming increasingly important in mobile...

User Satisfaction for an Augmented Reality Application to Support Productive Vocabulary Using Speech Recognition

The aim of this paper is to evaluate user satisfaction based on System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire on Augmented Reality (AR) application for productive vocabulary using speech recognition. There is still lack of research focus on user satisfaction towards the use of AR-based app using speech recognition for vocabulary learning in early education. The first objective of...

Performance Comparison of Saliency Detection

Saliency detection has attracted significant attention in the field of computer vision technology over years. At present, more than 100 saliency detection models have been proposed. In this paper, a relatively more detailed classification is proposed. Furthermore, we selected 25 models and evaluated their performance using four public image datasets. We also discussed common...

User Satisfaction for an Augmented Reality Application to Support Productive Vocabulary Using Speech Recognition

The aim of this paper is to evaluate user satisfaction based on System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire on Augmented Reality (AR) application for productive vocabulary using speech recognition. There is still lack of research focus on user satisfaction towards the use of AR-based app using speech recognition for vocabulary learning in early education. The first objective of...

An Automatic Road Distress Visual Inspection System Using an Onboard In-Car Camera

Speaking of road maintenance, the preventive maintenance strategy is preferable for most governments. Many governments possess special vehicles that can accurately detect and classify many types of road distresses. By running these vehicles frequently, small road distresses will be detected before growing into the big ones. However, because running these huge and expensive...

Temporal Activity Path Based Character Correction in Heterogeneous Social Networks via Multimedia Sources

Vast amount of multimedia data contains massive and multifarious social information which is used to construct large-scale social networks. In a complex social network, a character should be ideally denoted by one and only one vertex. However, it is pervasive that a character is denoted by two or more vertices with different names; thus it is usually considered as multiple...

Temporal Activity Path Based Character Correction in Heterogeneous Social Networks via Multimedia Sources

Vast amount of multimedia data contains massive and multifarious social information which is used to construct large-scale social networks. In a complex social network, a character should be ideally denoted by one and only one vertex. However, it is pervasive that a character is denoted by two or more vertices with different names; thus it is usually considered as multiple...

Impostor Resilient Multimodal Metric Learning for Person Reidentification

In person reidentification distance metric learning suffers a great challenge from impostor persons. Mostly, distance metrics are learned by maximizing the similarity between positive pair against impostors that lie on different transform modals. In addition, these impostors are obtained from Gallery view for query sample only, while the Gallery sample is totally ignored. In real...

Method of Camera Calibration Using Concentric Circles and Lines through Their Centres

A novel method for camera calibration is proposed based on an analysis of lens distortion in camera imaging. In the method, a line through the centre of concentric circles is used as a template in which orthogonal directions can be determined from an angle of circumference that corresponds to a diameter. By using three lines through the centre of concentric circles, based on the...