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ATR applications of minimax entropy models of texture and shape
Author(s): Song-Chun Zhu; Alan L. Yuille; Aaron D. Lanterman
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Paper Abstract

Concepts from information theory have recently found favor in both the mainstream computer vision community and the military automatic target recognition community. In the computer vision literature, the principles of minimax entropy learning theory have been used to generate rich probabilitistic models of texture and shape. In addition, the method of types and large deviation theory has permitted the difficulty of various texture and shape recognition tasks to be characterized by 'order parameters' that determine how fundamentally vexing a task is, independent of the particular algorithm used. These information-theoretic techniques have been demonstrated using traditional visual imagery in applications such as simulating cheetah skin textures and such as finding roads in aerial imagery. We discuss their application to problems in the specific application domain of automatic target recognition using infrared imagery. We also review recent theoretical and algorithmic developments which permit learning minimax entropy texture models for infrared textures in reasonable timeframes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4379, Automatic Target Recognition XI, (22 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445408
Show Author Affiliations
Song-Chun Zhu, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Alan L. Yuille, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (United States)
Aaron D. Lanterman, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4379:
Automatic Target Recognition XI
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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