Generative Object Definition and Semantic Recognition.
ABSTRACT ''What is the difference between a cup and a door?'' These kinds of questions have to be answered in the context of digital libraries. This semantic information, which describes an object on a high, abstract level, is needed in order to provide digital library services such as indexing, markup and retrieval. In this paper we present a new approach to encode and to extract such semantic information. We use generative modeling techniques to describe a class of objects: each class is represented by one algorithm; and each object is one set of high-level parameters, which reproduces the object if passed to the algorithm. Furthermore, the algorithm is annotated with semantic information, i.e. a human-readable description of the object class it represents. We use such an object description to recognize objects in real-world data e.g. laser scans. Using an algorithmic object description, we are able to identify 3D subparts, which can be described and generated by the algorithm. Furthermore, we can determine the needed input parameters. In this way, we can classify objects, recognize them semantically and we can determine their parameters (cup's height, radius, etc.).
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ABSTRACT: The paper presents new techniques and processing results for automatic segmentation, shape classification, generic pose estimation, and model-based identification of naval vessels in laser radar imagery. The special characteristics of focal plane array laser radar systems such as multiple reflections and intensity-dependent range measurements are incorporated into the algorithms. The proposed 3D model matching technique is probabilistic, based on the range error distribution, correspondence errors, the detection probability of potentially visible model points and false alarm errors. The match algorithm is robust against incomplete and inaccurate models, each model having been generated semi-automatically from a single range image. A classification accuracy of about 96% was attained, using a maritime database with over 8000 flash laser radar images of 146 ships at various ranges and orientations together with a model library of 46 vessels. Applications include military maritime reconnaissance, coastal surveillance, harbor security and anti-piracy operations.Proc SPIE 05/2012;