Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision

Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision
Author: Qiang Ji
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 012803467X
ISBN 13: 9780128034675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision Book Review:

Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision introduces probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) for computer vision problems and teaches how to develop the PGM model from training data. This book discusses PGMs and their significance in the context of solving computer vision problems, giving the basic concepts, definitions and properties. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to well-established theories for different types of PGMs, including both directed and undirected PGMs, such as Bayesian Networks, Markov Networks and their variants. Discusses PGM theories and techniques with computer vision examples Focuses on well-established PGM theories that are accompanied by corresponding pseudocode for computer vision Includes an extensive list of references, online resources and a list of publicly available and commercial software Covers computer vision tasks, including feature extraction and image segmentation, object and facial recognition, human activity recognition, object tracking and 3D reconstruction

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Probabilistic Graphical Models
Author: Luis Enrique Sucar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN 10: 3030619435
ISBN 13: 9783030619435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Graphical Models Book Review:

This fully updated new edition of a uniquely accessible textbook/reference provides a general introduction to probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) from an engineering perspective. It features new material on partially observable Markov decision processes, graphical models, and deep learning, as well as an even greater number of exercises. The book covers the fundamentals for each of the main classes of PGMs, including representation, inference and learning principles, and reviews real-world applications for each type of model. These applications are drawn from a broad range of disciplines, highlighting the many uses of Bayesian classifiers, hidden Markov models, Bayesian networks, dynamic and temporal Bayesian networks, Markov random fields, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes. Topics and features: Presents a unified framework encompassing all of the main classes of PGMs Explores the fundamental aspects of representation, inference and learning for each technique Examines new material on partially observable Markov decision processes, and graphical models Includes a new chapter introducing deep neural networks and their relation with probabilistic graphical models Covers multidimensional Bayesian classifiers, relational graphical models, and causal models Provides substantial chapter-ending exercises, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for research or programming projects Describes classifiers such as Gaussian Naive Bayes, Circular Chain Classifiers, and Hierarchical Classifiers with Bayesian Networks Outlines the practical application of the different techniques Suggests possible course outlines for instructors This classroom-tested work is suitable as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or a graduate course in probabilistic graphical models for students of computer science, engineering, and physics. Professionals wishing to apply probabilistic graphical models in their own field, or interested in the basis of these techniques, will also find the book to be an invaluable reference. Dr. Luis Enrique Sucar is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico. He received the National Science Prize en 2016.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Probabilistic Graphical Models
Author: Daphne Koller,Nir Friedman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 1231
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0262013193
ISBN 13: 9780262013192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Graphical Models Book Review:

Proceedings of the annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, available for 1991-present. Since 1985, the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) has been the primary international forum for exchanging results on the use of principled uncertain-reasoning methods in intelligent systems. The UAI Proceedings have become a basic reference for researches and practitioners who want to know about both theoretical advances and the latest applied developments in the field.

Handbook Of Pattern Recognition And Computer Vision 2nd Edition

Handbook Of Pattern Recognition And Computer Vision  2nd Edition
Author: Chen Chi Hau,Pau Louis-francois,Wang Patrick S P
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 1044
Release: 1999-03-12
ISBN 10: 9814497649
ISBN 13: 9789814497640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook Of Pattern Recognition And Computer Vision 2nd Edition Book Review:

The very significant advances in computer vision and pattern recognition and their applications in the last few years reflect the strong and growing interest in the field as well as the many opportunities and challenges it offers. The second edition of this handbook represents both the latest progress and updated knowledge in this dynamic field. The applications and technological issues are particularly emphasized in this edition to reflect the wide applicability of the field in many practical problems. To keep the book in a single volume, it is not possible to retain all chapters of the first edition. However, the chapters of both editions are well written for permanent reference. This indispensable handbook will continue to serve as an authoritative and comprehensive guide in the field.

Mastering Probabilistic Graphical Models Using Python

Mastering Probabilistic Graphical Models Using Python
Author: Ankur Ankan,Abinash Panda
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-08-03
ISBN 10: 1784395218
ISBN 13: 9781784395216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Probabilistic Graphical Models Using Python Book Review:

Master probabilistic graphical models by learning through real-world problems and illustrative code examples in Python About This Book Gain in-depth knowledge of Probabilistic Graphical Models Model time-series problems using Dynamic Bayesian Networks A practical guide to help you apply PGMs to real-world problems Who This Book Is For If you are a researcher or a machine learning enthusiast, or are working in the data science field and have a basic idea of Bayesian Learning or Probabilistic Graphical Models, this book will help you to understand the details of Graphical Models and use it in your data science problems. This book will also help you select the appropriate model as well as the appropriate algorithm for your problem. What You Will Learn Get to know the basics of Probability theory and Graph Theory Work with Markov Networks Implement Bayesian Networks Exact Inference Techniques in Graphical Models such as the Variable Elimination Algorithm Understand approximate Inference Techniques in Graphical Models such as Message Passing Algorithms Sample algorithms in Graphical Models Grasp details of Naive Bayes with real-world examples Deploy PGMs using various libraries in Python Gain working details of Hidden Markov Models with real-world examples In Detail Probabilistic Graphical Models is a technique in machine learning that uses the concepts of graph theory to compactly represent and optimally predict values in our data problems. In real world problems, it's often difficult to select the appropriate graphical model as well as the appropriate inference algorithm, which can make a huge difference in computation time and accuracy. Thus, it is crucial to know the working details of these algorithms. This book starts with the basics of probability theory and graph theory, then goes on to discuss various models and inference algorithms. All the different types of models are discussed along with code examples to create and modify them, and also to run different inference algorithms on them. There is a complete chapter devoted to the most widely used networks Naive Bayes Model and Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). These models have been thoroughly discussed using real-world examples. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide to help you understand Probabilistic Graphical Models using simple examples and numerous code examples, with an emphasis on more widely used models.

Computer Vision

Computer Vision
Author: Simon J. D. Prince
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2012-06-18
ISBN 10: 1107011795
ISBN 13: 9781107011793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision Book Review:

A modern treatment focusing on learning and inference, with minimal prerequisites, real-world examples and implementable algorithms.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning
Author: Kevin P. Murphy
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 1067
Release: 2012-08-24
ISBN 10: 0262018020
ISBN 13: 9780262018029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning Book Review:

A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach. Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package—PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit)—that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.

Structured Learning and Prediction in Computer Vision

Structured Learning and Prediction in Computer Vision
Author: Sebastian Nowozin,Christoph H. Lampert
Publsiher: Now Publishers Inc
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1601984561
ISBN 13: 9781601984562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structured Learning and Prediction in Computer Vision Book Review:

Structured Learning and Prediction in Computer Vision introduces the reader to the most popular classes of structured models in computer vision.

Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning

Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning
Author: David Barber
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 0521518148
ISBN 13: 9780521518147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning Book Review:

A practical introduction perfect for final-year undergraduate and graduate students without a solid background in linear algebra and calculus.

Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems

Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems
Author: Robert G. Cowell,Philip Dawid,Steffen L. Lauritzen,David J. Spiegelhalter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2007-07-16
ISBN 10: 9780387718231
ISBN 13: 0387718230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems Book Review:

The work reviewed in this book represents the synthesis of two important developments in modelling of complex stochastic phenomena. The book gives a thorough and rigorous mathematical treatment of the underlying ideas, structures, and algorithms.

Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models in R

Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models in R
Author: David Bellot
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1784397415
ISBN 13: 9781784397418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models in R Book Review:

Familiarize yourself with probabilistic graphical models through real-world problems and illustrative code examples in R About This Book Predict and use a probabilistic graphical models (PGM) as an expert system Comprehend how your computer can learn Bayesian modeling to solve real-world problems Know how to prepare data and feed the models by using the appropriate algorithms from the appropriate R package Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who has to deal with lots of data and draw conclusions from it, especially when the data is noisy or uncertain. Data scientists, machine learning enthusiasts, engineers, and those who curious about the latest advances in machine learning will find PGM interesting. What You Will Learn Understand the concepts of PGM and which type of PGM to use for which problem Tune the model's parameters and explore new models automatically Understand the basic principles of Bayesian models, from simple to advanced Transform the old linear regression model into a powerful probabilistic model Use standard industry models but with the power of PGM Understand the advanced models used throughout today's industry See how to compute posterior distribution with exact and approximate inference algorithms In Detail Probabilistic graphical models (PGM, also known as graphical models) are a marriage between probability theory and graph theory. Generally, PGMs use a graph-based representation. Two branches of graphical representations of distributions are commonly used, namely Bayesian networks and Markov networks. R has many packages to implement graphical models. We'll start by showing you how to transform a classical statistical model into a modern PGM and then look at how to do exact inference in graphical models. Proceeding, we'll introduce you to many modern R packages that will help you to perform inference on the models. We will then run a Bayesian linear regression and you'll see the advantage of going probabilistic when you want to do prediction. Next, you'll master using R packages and implementing its techniques. Finally, you'll be presented with machine learning applications that have a direct impact in many fields. Here, we'll cover clustering and the discovery of hidden information in big data, as well as two important methods, PCA and ICA, to reduce the size of big problems. Style and approach This book gives you a detailed and step-by-step explanation of each mathematical concept, which will help you build and analyze your own machine learning models and apply them to real-world problems. The mathematics is kept simple and each formula is explained thoroughly.

Handbook of Graphical Models

Handbook of Graphical Models
Author: Marloes Maathuis,Mathias Drton,Steffen Lauritzen,Martin Wainwright
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 0429874243
ISBN 13: 9780429874246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Graphical Models Book Review:

A graphical model is a statistical model that is represented by a graph. The factorization properties underlying graphical models facilitate tractable computation with multivariate distributions, making the models a valuable tool with a plethora of applications. Furthermore, directed graphical models allow intuitive causal interpretations and have become a cornerstone for causal inference. While there exist a number of excellent books on graphical models, the field has grown so much that individual authors can hardly cover its entire scope. Moreover, the field is interdisciplinary by nature. Through chapters by leading researchers from different areas, this handbook provides a broad and accessible overview of the state of the art. Key features: * Contributions by leading researchers from a range of disciplines * Structured in five parts, covering foundations, computational aspects, statistical inference, causal inference, and applications * Balanced coverage of concepts, theory, methods, examples, and applications * Chapters can be read mostly independently, while cross-references highlight connections The handbook is targeted at a wide audience, including graduate students, applied researchers, and experts in graphical models.

Building Tractable Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision Problems

Building Tractable Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision Problems
Author: Xiangyang Lan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924108362496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Tractable Probabilistic Graphical Models for Computer Vision Problems Book Review:

Throughout this dissertation, we investigate the trade-off between model expressiveness and inference complexity in the context of several computer vision problems, including human pose recognition from a single image, articulated object detection and tracking, and image denoising. We construct graphical models with different structural complexity for these problems, and show experimental results to evaluate and compare their performance.

Computer Vision ECCV 2002

Computer Vision   ECCV 2002
Author: Anders Heyden,Gunnar Sparr,Mads Nielsen,Peter Johansen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2002-05-17
ISBN 10: 9783540437451
ISBN 13: 3540437452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision ECCV 2002 Book Review:

Premiering in 1990 in Antibes, France, the European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV, has been held biennially at venues all around Europe. These conferences have been very successful, making ECCV a major event to the computer vision community. ECCV 2002 was the seventh in the series. The privilege of organizing it was shared by three universities: The IT University of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen, and Lund University, with the conference venue in Copenhagen. These universities lie ̈ geographically close in the vivid Oresund region, which lies partly in Denmark and partly in Sweden, with the newly built bridge (opened summer 2000) crossing the sound that formerly divided the countries. We are very happy to report that this year’s conference attracted more papers than ever before, with around 600 submissions. Still, together with the conference board, we decided to keep the tradition of holding ECCV as a single track conference. Each paper was anonymously refereed by three different reviewers. For the ?nal selection, for the ?rst time for ECCV, a system with area chairs was used. These met with the program chairsinLundfortwodaysinFebruary2002toselectwhatbecame45oralpresentations and 181 posters.Also at this meeting the selection was made without knowledge of the authors’identity.

Markov Random Fields for Vision and Image Processing

Markov Random Fields for Vision and Image Processing
Author: Andrew Blake,Pushmeet Kohli,Carsten Rother
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN 10: 0262297442
ISBN 13: 9780262297448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Markov Random Fields for Vision and Image Processing Book Review:

State-of-the-art research on MRFs, successful MRF applications, and advanced topics for future study. This volume demonstrates the power of the Markov random field (MRF) in vision, treating the MRF both as a tool for modeling image data and, utilizing recently developed algorithms, as a means of making inferences about images. These inferences concern underlying image and scene structure as well as solutions to such problems as image reconstruction, image segmentation, 3D vision, and object labeling. It offers key findings and state-of-the-art research on both algorithms and applications. After an introduction to the fundamental concepts used in MRFs, the book reviews some of the main algorithms for performing inference with MRFs; presents successful applications of MRFs, including segmentation, super-resolution, and image restoration, along with a comparison of various optimization methods; discusses advanced algorithmic topics; addresses limitations of the strong locality assumptions in the MRFs discussed in earlier chapters; and showcases applications that use MRFs in more complex ways, as components in bigger systems or with multiterm energy functions. The book will be an essential guide to current research on these powerful mathematical tools.

Graphical Models

Graphical Models
Author: Steffen L. Lauritzen
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1996-05-02
ISBN 10: 019159122X
ISBN 13: 9780191591228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphical Models Book Review:

The idea of modelling systems using graph theory has its origin in several scientific areas: in statistical physics (the study of large particle systems), in genetics (studying inheritable properties of natural species), and in interactions in contingency tables. The use of graphical models in statistics has increased considerably over recent years and the theory has been greatly developed and extended. This book provides the first comprehensive and authoritative account of the theory of graphical models and is written by a leading expert in the field. It contains the fundamental graph theory required and a thorough study of Markov properties associated with various type of graphs. The statistical theory of log-linear and graphical models for contingency tables, covariance selection models, and graphical models with mixed discrete-continous variables in developed detail. Special topics, such as the application of graphical models to probabilistic expert systems, are described briefly, and appendices give details of the multivarate normal distribution and of the theory of regular exponential families. The author has recently been awarded the RSS Guy Medal in Silver 1996 for his innovative contributions to statistical theory and practice, and especially for his work on graphical models.

Graphical Models Exponential Families and Variational Inference

Graphical Models  Exponential Families  and Variational Inference
Author: Martin J. Wainwright,Michael I. Jordan
Publsiher: Now Publishers Inc
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1601981848
ISBN 13: 9781601981844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphical Models Exponential Families and Variational Inference Book Review:

The core of this paper is a general set of variational principles for the problems of computing marginal probabilities and modes, applicable to multivariate statistical models in the exponential family.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Probabilistic Graphical Models
Author: Alexander Denev
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781782720973
ISBN 13: 1782720979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Graphical Models with R

Graphical Models with R
Author: Søren Højsgaard,David Edwards,Steffen Lauritzen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-02-22
ISBN 10: 146142299X
ISBN 13: 9781461422990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphical Models with R Book Review:

Graphical models in their modern form have been around since the late 1970s and appear today in many areas of the sciences. Along with the ongoing developments of graphical models, a number of different graphical modeling software programs have been written over the years. In recent years many of these software developments have taken place within the R community, either in the form of new packages or by providing an R interface to existing software. This book attempts to give the reader a gentle introduction to graphical modeling using R and the main features of some of these packages. In addition, the book provides examples of how more advanced aspects of graphical modeling can be represented and handled within R. Topics covered in the seven chapters include graphical models for contingency tables, Gaussian and mixed graphical models, Bayesian networks and modeling high dimensional data.

Bayesian Networks in R

Bayesian Networks in R
Author: Radhakrishnan Nagarajan,Marco Scutari,Sophie Lèbre
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 1461464463
ISBN 13: 9781461464464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Networks in R Book Review:

Bayesian Networks in R with Applications in Systems Biology is unique as it introduces the reader to the essential concepts in Bayesian network modeling and inference in conjunction with examples in the open-source statistical environment R. The level of sophistication is also gradually increased across the chapters with exercises and solutions for enhanced understanding for hands-on experimentation of the theory and concepts. The application focuses on systems biology with emphasis on modeling pathways and signaling mechanisms from high-throughput molecular data. Bayesian networks have proven to be especially useful abstractions in this regard. Their usefulness is especially exemplified by their ability to discover new associations in addition to validating known ones across the molecules of interest. It is also expected that the prevalence of publicly available high-throughput biological data sets may encourage the audience to explore investigating novel paradigms using the approaches presented in the book.