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Deep learning for bitmap tracing: extract simple svg paths from bitmaps

I need an algorithm to trace simple bitmaps which only contain paths with a given stroke width. It is obviously very easy to generate bitmaps from vector paths, so creating data for a machine ...
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Convolutional Neural Network: does each filter in each convolution layer create a new image?

Say I have a CNN with this structure: input = 1 image (say, 30x30 RGB pixels) first convolution layer = 10 5x5 convolution filters second convolution layer = 5 3x3 convolution filters one dense layer ...
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What are the main algorithms used in computer vision?

Nowadays, CV has really achieved great performance in many different areas. However, it is not clear what a CV algorithm is. What are some examples of CV algorithms that are commonly used nowadays and ...
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Aesthetics analysis with deep learning

I'm trying to score video scenes in terms of aesthetics and cinematography features. Basically, how "interesting" a scene or video frame can be for a viewer. Simpler, how attractive a scene is. My ...
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Autoencoder produces repeated artifacts after convergence

As experiment, I have tried using an autoencoder to encode height data from the alps, however the decoded image is very pixellated after training for several hours as show in the image below. This ...
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Turn photos right-side up?

I'm looking for either an existing AI app or a pre-trained NN that will tell me if a photograph is right-side up or not. I want to use this to create an application that automatically rotates photos ...
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Video engagement analysis with deep learning

I am trying to rank video scenes/frames based on how appealing they are for a viewer. Basically, how "interesting" or "attractive" a scene inside a video can be for a viewer. My final goal is to ...
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How can I measure an object using Computer Vision and neural network techniques?

I am studying about Computer Vision around 2-3 months long. Recently, I have an idea to conduct a research about computer vision and Artificial neural networks. The idea is I want to make an automatic ...
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How to calculate the size of a 3d object from an image?

I am wondering how to calculate the size of a 3d object in an image without knowing the focal length of the camera but the distance from the camera to the object.
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Why do we get a three-dimensional output after a convolutional layer?

In a convolutional neural network, when we apply the convolution on a $5 \times 5$ image with $3 \times 3$ kernel, with stride $1$, we should get only one $4 \times 4$ as output. In most of the CNN ...
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How should we pad an image to be fed in a CNN?

As everyone experienced in deep learning might know, in an image classification problem we normally add borders to images then resize it to the input size of a CNN network. The reason of doing this is ...
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What is the difference between image processing and computer vision?

What is the difference between image processing and computer vision? They are apparently both used in artificial intelligence.
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Is it possible to train a neural network to learn something via video footage?

Is it possible to train a neural network to learn something via video footage (which is essentially a sequence of images)? In other words, if I have a video teaching me how to draw an animal from ...
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How to evaluate the performance of an autoencoder trained on image data?

I am training an autoencoder on (general) image data. I use binary crossentropy loss function, but it is not very informative when I want to evaluate the performance of my autoencoder. An obvious ...
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Can neural network help me with detecting center coordinates of particles in an image?

I have an image of some nano particles that was taken with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) attached here. I want to obtain center points coordinates (x,y) for each particle. Doing it by hand is ...
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How can I generate unique random patterns (similar to the ones in Nutella jars)?

How can I generate unique patterns, as they did for these Nutella jars? See, for example, the video Algorithm designs seven million different jars of Nutella.
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Best Machine Learning Model for “Predicted” Image Generation

I am currently working on undergraduate research to determine hotspots for hand-surface contact. Ideally, I would like to give the model a depth image as input: Example of synthetic depth image and ...
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Is the GAN architecture better suited for medical image denoising than the CNN?

I'm considering using GANs for medical image denoising, based on previous literature, like this and this. My input to the GAN would be a high-noise image and my ideal output would be a low-noise, high-...
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Enforcing sparsity constraints that make use of spatial contiguity

I have a deep learning network that outputs grayscale image reconstructions. In addition to good reconstruction performance (measured through mean squared error or some other measure like psnr), I ...
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Is this technique image processing or computer vision?

If I use my mobile camera on a signboard or announcement board on a road or in a street (like the one attached in photo) where the message is written in Russian and my mobile shows me that message in ...
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Should I apply image processing techniques to the inputs of convolution networks?

After working for some time with feature-based pattern recognition, I am switching to CNN to see if I can get a higher recognition rate. In my feature-based algorithm, I do some image processing on ...
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What are some references that describe known filters (or kernels) and how we can create new ones?

I'm pursuing a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence. My final work is about Convolutional Neural Networks. I was looking for information about filters (or kernels) of the convolutional layers. I ...
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In style transfer, why does the comparison between channels give a good sense of style?

I have been learning about Style Transfer recently. Style is defined as The correlation of activations between channels. I can't seem to understand why that would be true. Intuitively, style seems ...
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Viola-Jones algorithm: Haar-like features, how are the features extracted?

If I have an image like this 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a b c d e f g h ... And I apply a Haar-like feature with a template ...
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Is it a good idea to use different width and height of the kernel in a CNN?

I always see that the width and height of the kernel are the same. But is it a good idea to use different numbers? Recently I tried to use GoogLeNet (which expects images to be 224x224) on my images (...
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In OCR, how should I deal with the warped text on the sides of oval objects?

Consider an image that contains one can (or bottle, or any similar oval object), which has texts all over it. In the image below, I have many bottles, but you can assume that each image only contains ...
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Research paths/areas for improving the performance of CNNs when faced with limited data

I've been reading through the research literature for image processing, computer vision, and convolutional neural networks. For image classification and object recognition, I know that convolutional ...
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How many ways are there to perform image segmentation?

I'm new in Artificial Intelligence and I want to do image segmentation. Searching I have found these ways Digital image processing (I have read it in this book: Digital Image Processing, 4th edition)...
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How do I determine whether a truck is inside its lane?

I have a bunch of images from different trucks passing the road. Here is an example. The truck needs to be at a certain distance from the border of the lane. Some of the trucks are way close to the ...
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Should one rescale (normalize) image before or after data augmentation?

During image preprocessing pipeline, should one rescale each pixel value to [0, 1] by dividing 255 first, and then perform data transformation such as color distortion, gaussian blur? or vice versa? I ...
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What algorithm would you advise me to use for my task?

I have an image and a mask. I want the image to be the same, but rotated, scaled and positioned like mask. What can I use?
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Should I remove the text overlaying some images in the dataset before training the CNN?

If I am attempting to train a CNN on some image data to perform image classification, but some of the images have pieces of text overlaying them (for the purpose of description to humans), then is it ...
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What does the Fourier transformed image mean?

I have been trying to figure out what the Fourier transformed image represents. I am aware of Fourier transformation in general, but I can't explain myself the image it forms after transformation. ...
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Can I shuffle image channel data as a form of data augmentation?

If I want to augment my dataset, is shuffling or permuting the channels (RGB) of an image a sensible augmentation for training a CNN? IIRC, the way convolutions work is that a kernel operates over ...
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How to generate the original image from feature set?

We all know that using CNN, or even simpler functions, like CLD or EHD, we can generate a set of features out of images. Is there any ways or approaches that given a set of features, we can somehow ...
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Tweaking a CNN for large number of input channels

I am using a CNN for function approximation using geospatial data. The input of the function I am trying to approximate consists of all the spatial distances between N location on a grid and all the ...
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What does 'channel' mean in the case of an 1D convolution?

While reading about 1D-convolution in PyTorch, I encountered the concept of channels ...
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Predicting the the motion of a 3D object when the motion of a set of markers is known

trying to figure out where to get started with this: I have a few hundred CT images where certain three-dimensional features in the image (anatomy) are moving in a correlated fashion with a set of ...
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Can a neural network whose output is uniformly equal to zero learn its way out of it?

I am performing a regression task on sparse images. The images are a result of a physical process with meaningful parameters (actually, they are a superposition of cone-like shapes), and I am trying ...
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Is there an efficient way of determining the layers with the best performance as feature extractors in GoogleNet?

I am using a caffe model of pre-trained GoogleNet trained on ImageNet from here for image retrieval task (place recognition, more specifically). I would like to know the layer with best performance ...
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Which neural network algorithms can be used to map motion vectors in image processing?

I'm working on finding out the motion vectors of objects in images. The inputs are the images of objects in motion. The outputs of neural network are the object name, direction of object vector and ...
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How to Extract Information from the Image

I'm trying to extract some particular information from the image(png). I tried to extract the text using the below code ...
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How can I detect fast and slow motion in videos?

I'm trying to detect if a given video shot is fast or slow motion. Basically, I need to calculate a "video motion" score in a given video sequence, meaning how fast or slow motion the video is. For ...
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Recognition of lines in a chalkboard

I'm trying to develop a real-time application that, from the sequence of chalkboard images captured by a webcam, recognizes the lines being draw on it. It must be able of recognize the lines from ...
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Why is AI Super Resolution Reconstruction more than just guessing?

I saw a video on Youtube about AI and Super Resolution Image Reconstruction with TecoGAN. I must say I am impressed. Now, I am wondering how reliable this is. I have learned at university that you ...
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How to verify classification model trained on classification dataset on a detection dataset for classification purpose?

I am working on a problem that involves two tasks - detection and classification. There is no single dataset for both tasks. I am training two models, separate on detection dataset and another on ...
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Necessity of GPUs and hardware minimum specs for Deep Learning? [closed]

I’m doing some research into what hardware I need and what hardware I have available in college for a final year project. The project is designing a self driving car/computer vision system inside a ...
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What does 'input planes' mean in the phrase 'input signal/image composed of several input planes'?

PyTorch documentation provided the following descriptions to the Convolution layers ...
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Why do we resize images before using them for object detection?

In object detection, we can resize images by keeping the ratio the same as the original image, which is often known as "letterbox" resize. My questions are Why do we need to resize images? ...
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How to mathematically describe the convolution operation (with a Gaussian kernel)?

I have to build a model where I pre-process the data with a Gaussian kernel. The data are an $n\times n$ matrix (i.e one channel), but not an image, thus I can't refer to this matrix as an image and ...