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8 April 2011

Learning to See

Presented By Professor Chris Taylor, FREng, OBE, University of Manchester
  • 3.00pm
  • Room N225, Haslegrave

About this event

Abstract: Shape and appearance learning has proved a powerful approach in computer vision. The ability to model the common characteristics and systematic variation in a group of images if often important in its own right, whilst exploiting such prior knowledge to achieve robust interpretation of unseen images has ' moved the goal posts' in terms of what is practically achievable. The talk will review some of the basic ideas and discuss the current state-of-the-art - illustrated with practical applications, and highlighting the limitations as well as the strengths of the approach. There are classes of problem that cannot currently be addressed properly in the standard framework - an important generic example will be posed as an open issue.