Cover: Detail from the mosaic of Ulysses offering wine to Polyphemus, Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily. Photograph © J. Paul Getty Trust.

Sample Chapters:

  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Object Recognition in the Geometric Era: a Retrospective
  • Dataset Issues in Object Recognition

    Jean Ponce, Ecole Normale Supérieure
    Martial Hebert, Carnegie-Mellon University
    Cordelia Schmid, INRIA Rhône-Alpes
    Andrew Zisserman, Oxford University

    Springer-Verlag LNCS Vol. 4170, 2006.
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    This book is the outcome of two workshops that brought together about 40 prominent vision and machine learning researchers interested in the fundamental and applicative aspects of object recognition, as well as representatives of industry. The main goals of these two workshops were (1) to promote the creation of an international object recognition community, with common datasets and evaluation procedures, (2) to map the state of the art and identify the main open problems and opportunities for synergistic research, and (3) to articulate the industrial and societal needs and opportunities for object recognition research worldwide. These goals are reflected in a relatively small number of papers that illustrate the breadth of today’s object recognition research and the arsenal of techniques at its disposal, and discuss current achievements and outstanding challenges. Most of the chapters are descriptions of technical approaches, intended to capture the current state of the art. Some of the chapters are of a tutorial nature. They cover fundamental building blocks for object recognition techniques.

    Contributors: Yali Amit, Muhammet Bastan, Kobus Barnard, Alexander C. Berg, Tamara L. Berg, Christopher M. Bishop, S. Charles Brubaker, Peter Carbonetto, Xiangrong Chen, Timothy F. Cootes, David Crandall, David Cristinacce, Gabriela Csurka, Christopher R. Dance, Gyuri Dorkó, Pinar Duygulu, Daniel Eaton, Boris Epshtein, Mark Everingham, Rob Fergus, Vittorio Ferrari, Pedro Felzenszwalb, Nando de Freitas, David Forsyth, William Freeman, Prasad Gabbur, Sachin Gangaputra, Christophe Garcia, Donald Geman, Iryna Gordon, Martial Hebert, Bernd Heisele, Yutaka Hirano, Anthony Hoogs, Daniel Huttenlocher, Matthew Johnson, Hendrik Kück, M. Pawan Kumar, Bastian Leibe, Svetlana Lazebnik, Yann Le Cun, Ales Leonardis, David G. Lowe, Jitendra Malik, Marcin Marszalek, Jiri Matas, Matthew L. Miller, Christian Morgenstern, Matthew D. Mullin, Joseph L. Mundy, Kevin Murphy, Margarita Osadchy, Stephan Obdrzalek, Pietro Perona, Florent Perronnin, Vladimir Petrovic, Jean Ponce, James M. Rehg, Ivaylo Riskov, Fred Rothganger, Bryan Russell, Bernt Schiele, Cordelia Schmid, Josef Sivic, Rahul Sukthankar, Jie Sun, Michalis K. Titsias, Antonio Torralba, Philip H.S. Torr, Alain Trouvé, Zhuowen Tu, Tinne Tuytelaars, Shimon Ullman, Ilkay Ulusoy, Luc Van Gool, Jutta Willamowski, Christopher K. I. Williams, Jianxin Wu, Keiji Yanai, Alan Yuille, Song Chun Zhu, Andrew Zisserman