This textbook covers the theoretical backgrounds and practical aspects of image, video and audio feature expression, e.g., color, texture, edge, shape, salient point and area, motion, 3D structure, audio/sound in time, frequency and cepstral domains, structure and melody. Up-to-date algorithms for estimation, search, classification and compact expression of feature data are described in detail. Concepts of signal decomposition (such as segmentation, source tracking and separation), as well as composition, mixing, effects, and rendering, are discussed. Numerous figures and examples help to illustrate the aspects covered. The book was developed on the basis of a graduate-level university course, and most chapters are supplemented by problem-solving exercises. The book is also a self-contained introduction both for researchers and developers of multimedia content analysis systems in industry. Jens Rainer Ohm graduated in Electrical Engineering at TU Berlin. After his habilitations he became project coordinator at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin. Since 2000 Jens Ohm is Chair for Communications Engineering and Head of the Institute for Communications Engineering at Aachen University.
This is the second in a three book series of swim workouts by Coach Blythe Lucero. This book contains 100 swim workouts designed to generate full body fitness through a conditioning routine focused on building endurance, versatility and applicable power. The workouts in this book use established training methods including interval training, benchmark swims and speed play to build conditioning and improve fitness. The workouts total up to 3,500 yards/meters. Each workout is accompanied by a ´´Tip of the Day´´ to help swimmers get the most from their conditioning routine. A Progress Log is included for swimmers to track their improvement. Coach Blythe´s Swim Workouts are appropriate for self-coached swimmers and triathletes, as well as for coaches looking for workout content for the athletes they train. The presentation of the workouts in this book series is clear and comprehensive. Photos and diagrams are included to assist with training goals.
This volume reflects New Trends in Shape Optimization and is based on a workshop of the same name organized at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in September 2013. During the workshop senior mathematicians and young scientists alike presented their latest findings. The format of the meeting allowed fruitful discussions on challenging open problems, and triggered a number of new and spontaneous collaborations. As such, the idea was born to produce this book, each chapter of which was written by a workshop participant, often with a collaborator. The content of the individual chapters ranges from survey papers to original articles; some focus on the topics discussed at the Workshop, while others involve arguments outside its scope but which are no less relevant for the field today. As such, the book offers readers a balanced introduction to the emerging field of shape optimization.
Content Based Image Retrieval For Identification of Plants:Using Color, Texture and Shape Features Hanife Kebapci
This carefully crafted ebook: The Shape of Things To Come (Science Fiction Classic) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. In the book, a world state is established as the solution to humanitys problems. As a frame story, Wells claims that the book is his edited version of notes written by an eminent diplomat, Dr Philip Raven, who had been having dream visions of a history textbook published in 2106 and wrote down what he could remember of it. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.
The book describes several techniques used to bridge the semantic gap and reflects on recent advancements in content-based image retrieval (CBIR). It presents insights into and the theoretical foundation of various essential concepts related to image searches, together with examples of natural and texture image types. The book discusses key challenges and research topics in the context of image retrieval, and provides descriptions of various image databases used in research studies. The area of image retrieval, and especially content-based image retrieval (CBIR), is a very exciting one, both for research and for commercial applications. The book explains the low-level features that can be extracted from an image (such as color, texture, shape) and several techniques used to successfully bridge the semantic gap in image retrieval, making it a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the area of CBIR alike. Prof. Vipin Tyagi, Fellow IETE, is currently working at the Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Guna, India. He is the Vice President of the Computer Society of India (CSI) of Region 3. He is also associated with the CSI Special Interest Group on Cyber Forensics. He was President of the Engineering Sciences Section of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) for the term 2010-11. He has published a number of papers in various prominent journals and advanced research series. He is a recognized expert in the areas Image Processing and Cyber Forensics.
YOUR SHAPE FITNESS EVOLVED 2012 ist der vollwertiger Nachfolger des Nr.1 Fitness-Spiels für KINECT, YOUR SHAPE: FITNESS EVOLVED. Das Feedback der Spieler wurde sich zu Herzen genommen und die komplette Spielstruktur überarbeitet. Das macht das Spiel nun wesentlich Nutzerfreundlicher und erfüllt die Erwartungen der Spieler umso mehr. Als einer der umfangreichsten Fitness-Titel auf dem Markt, wird Your Shape über 90 Stunden neuen und verbesserten Content bieten. Von Kampfsport über Tanz bis hin zu einem Boot-Camp wird Your Shape den Spielern eine breite Vielfalt an Aktivitäten bieten. Ebenso wurde eine neue Stufe der Spielererfassung (= Tracking) erreicht, so dass nun auch Bodenübungen und verbesserte Feedback-Systeme ermöglicht werden konnten. Ab sofort erhält man nicht nur bei einer falsch ausgeführten Übung eine Rückmeldung, sondern bekommt gleichzeitig auch die passenden Tipps und Hinweise zur richtigen Ausführung präsentiert.
This volume offers to compare and explain variances of regionalism in Asia by disclosing the distinctive features of regional arrangements and how they evolved during the 1990s and 2000s against the background of a changing global environment. Moreover, it takes up a genuinely inter-Asian perspective. By analysing and comparing diverse manifestations of regional integration agreements across Asia and its different sub-regions, it sets out to track their common characteristics and sub-regional facets with respect to their establishment, design and consequences. In addition, political processes accompanying their negotiation and implementation are scrutinized. The analysis encompasses nine case studies written by renowned scholars who together as a group combine an extraordinary mixture of different disciplinary backgrounds as well as expertise on shapes and processes of regional integration in different parts of Asia. The case studies seize on some of the most important features and controversial issues characterizing the second regionalism. Such are the emergence and impact of overlapping FTAs, regional financial and sub-regional economic integration and cooperation, power and the politics of regional integration as well as the nexus between conflict resolution, state failure and regional integration. Anja Zorob (PhD) is member of the board of directors at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies (ZMS) at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany, and heads the university-wide project University without Borders (RUB Administrative Department 2). Before joining University without Borders, she was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy. She obtained her PhD in Contemporary Research on the Middle East (Major: Economics) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2005. Her research interests cover Regional Economic Integration and MENA countries relations with external partners (esp. EU Mediterranean Policy with a focus on trade, development, migration) besides Socio-Economic Development in the Arab world. Anja Zorob is author of Syria and the Euro-Mediterranean Relationship (Lynne Rienner, 2008, with Jörg Michael Dostal) and editor of Arabellions: Zur Vielfalt von Protest und Revolte im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika (Springer VS, 2013, with Annette Jünemann). Other publications include Oman Caught Between the GCC Customs Union and Bilateral Free Trade with the US (Springer 2013, ed. by S. Wippel) and Intraregional Economic Integration: The Cases of GAFTA and MAFTA (Ashgate 2008, ed. by C. Harders & M. Legrenzi). Howard Loewen is Visiting Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg. His main research interests focus on the international relations and the international political economy of East Asia. He is specifically interested in regional trade, financial and maritime security regimes, their interplay with global institutions, regional political cooperation (ASEAN, ASEAN+3, East Asia Summit), interregionalism (EU-East Asia, USA-East Asia) and change and continuity in political systems such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Before joining the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2013, Dr. Loewen served as Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of Research in the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He is the author of Theorie und Empirie transregionaler Kooperation am Beispiel des Asia-Europe Meeting (Verlag Dr. Kovac 2003), Das politische System der Philippinen. Eine Einführung (Springer VS 2017), and Die Internationalen Beziehungen Südostasiens (Springer VS 2017).
This eBook features the unabridged text of The Shape of Things to Come from the bestselling edition of The Complete Works of H. G. Wells. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Wells includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of The Shape of Things to Come * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Wellss works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the text Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles