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Visual Pattern Discovery and Recognition


  • Enables readers to quickly access the world of visual pattern discovery and multi-feature fusion research

  • Offers detailed methodology to handle visual data with large variations in spatial and feature domains

  • Includes real applications in visual categorization and recognition

  • Provides a reference book on visual data understanding and visual information integration


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 15-28
  4. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 29-44
  5. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 45-65
  6. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 67-83
  7. Hongxing Wang, Chaoqun Weng, Junsong Yuan
    Pages 85-87

About this book


This book presents a systematic study of visual pattern discovery, from unsupervised to semi-supervised manner approaches, and from dealing with a single feature to multiple types of features. Furthermore, it discusses the potential applications of discovering visual patterns for visual data analytics, including visual search, object and scene recognition.

It is intended as a reference book for advanced undergraduates or postgraduate students who are interested in visual data analytics, enabling them to quickly access the research world and acquire a systematic methodology rather than a few isolated techniques to analyze visual data with large variations. It is also inspiring for researchers working in computer vision and pattern recognition fields. Basic knowledge of linear algebra, computer vision and pattern recognition would be helpful to readers.


Visual Pattern Discovery Multi-feature Fusion Context-Aware Discovery Co-occurrence Pattern Hierarchical Sparse Coding Visual Labeling Visual Clustering Multi-feature Spectral Learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Hongxing Wang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chongqing University, China, and his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a faculty member at the School of Software Engineering, Chongqing University. Before joining Chongqing University, he worked as a research fellow/associate at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Nanyang Technological University, and as a visiting student at The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, Japan. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning.

Chaoqun Weng received his B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Nankai University, China, in 2010. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include computer vision and machine learning.

Junsong Yuan received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and M.Eng. from the National University of Singapore. Before that, he graduated from the Special Class for the Gifted Young of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. He is currently an associate professor and program director of video analytics at the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He serves as guest editor of International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), and is currently an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (T-IP), IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT) and The Visual Computer journal (TVC). He also serves as area chair of various conferences including CVPR/ACCV/WACV/ICPR/ICME. He received Best Paper Award from IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, the Doctoral Spotlight Award from IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'09), a Nanyang Assistant Professorship from NTU, and Outstanding EECS Ph.D. Thesis award from Northwestern University.

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