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A computerized annotation method achieves real-time operation and better optimization properties while preserving the architectural advantages of the generative modeling approach. A novel clustering algorithm for objects is represented by discrete distributions, or bags of weighted vectors, thereby minimizing the total within cluster distance, a criterion used by the k-means algorithm. A new mixture modeling method, the hypothetical local mapping (HLM) method, is used to efficiently build a probability measure on the space of discrete distributions. Thus, in accord with the invention every image is characterized by a statistical distribution. The profiling model specifies a probability law for distributions directly.

Title
Real-time computerized annotation of pictures
Application Number
11/872260
Publication Number
7941009 (B2)
Application Date
October 15, 2007
Publication Date
May 10, 2011
Inventor
James Z Wang
State College
PA, US
Jia Li
State College
PA, US
Agent
Douglas L Wathen
Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski P C
Assignee
The Penn State Research Foundation
PA, US
IPC
G06F 7/00
G06K 9/54
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