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Revelations: the analysis and synthesis of images

Revelations: the analysis and synthesis of images

Revelations: the analysis and synthesis of images F. Scanlon Follow this and additional works at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Thesis/Dissertation Collections at RIT Scholar Works. It has been accepted for inclusion in Theses by an authorized administrator of RIT Scholar Works. For more information, please contact ritscholarworks@rit.edu.

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Computer synthesis of spectroradiometric images for color imaging systems analysis

Computer synthesis of spectroradiometric images for color imaging systems analysis

Accurate color synthesis for computer graphics needs to account for the full spectral.. properties of the objects being modeled.[r]

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Synthesis of Mammographic Images Based on the Fractional Brownian Motion

Synthesis of Mammographic Images Based on the Fractional Brownian Motion

Abstract: This paper presents a new approach for synthesizing breast tissue images based on a random fractal process, the fractional Brownian motion (fBm). This work deals with modeling Regions of Interest (ROIs) of mammographic images. Diverse synthetic ROIs were generated: healthy ones and others with microcalcifications according to fatty and dense tissue. Microcalcifications were injected in several dispositions in order to model benign and malignant cases. The aim of this study resides in two points: (1) the generation of synthetic images of mammograms for researchers and radiologists in order to test their tools and orient the choice of their parameters to enhance the diagnostic accuracy; and (2) to compare two microcalcification segmentation approaches: ‘Sq-Sq’ approach based on multifractal analysis and the ‘MM’ approach based on Mathematical Morphology. In fact, the results proved that the ‘Sq-Sq’ method can detect microcalcifications with different arrangements for any type of tissue and were evaluated using a qualitative test by an expert and a quantitative one based on the Area Overlap Measure (AOM) and the Dice coefficient. The ‘Sq-Sq’ approach yield a mean of 0.8±0.06 for AOM and 0.8446 for Dice coefficient for all segmented images.
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Exploring images with deep learning for classification, retrieval and synthesis

Exploring images with deep learning for classification, retrieval and synthesis

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Motivation In 2018, the number of mobile phone users will reach about 4.9 billion. Assuming an average of 5 photos taken per day using the built-in cameras would result in about 9 trillion photos annually. In addition, these photos are frequently uploaded, shared and retrieved in social networks and thus have become an important part of our daily lives. However, it is challenging to mine semantically meaningful visual information from such a huge amount of data. Thanks to the major advances of deep neural networks since 2012, they have been a powerful tool to help analyze visual content for a variety of tasks and have triggered a massive amount of research in content based multimedia analysis and computer vision. This thesis aims towards developing new paradigms and architectures in deep learning to address three common and important research themes: classication, retrieval and synthesis. As shown in Figure 1.1, we visibly depicts the three themes.
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66 - Revelations

66 - Revelations

of the Roman empire, and but a shadow; for the power of inaugurating and crowning these emperors, and of setti ng up and deposing them when the pope pleased, lie reserved to himself: but rath er this designs the image worship, or the worshipping of idols of gold and silve r, of wood and stone, which he caused the inhabitants of the earth to make, and give adoration to; or else the whole Papal religion, and the Papacy itself, for the beast, and the image of the beast, are all along in this book afterwards men tioned together as being the same, Re 14:9, which is an image of the Gentile rel igion, in their high priest, priests, temples, idols, offerings, garments, worsh ipping of angels, and saints departed, with a numerous train of rites and ceremo nies, borrowed from the old Pagan religion; hence the Papists are called Gentile s, Re 11:2, the Roman empire, represented by these two beasts, and this image, h ad now one head, the pope, as before an emperor, and a religion in it much resem bling its ancient one; but, before that was set up, this image was in being. Rev elation 13:15Ver. 15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, .... Or "breath"; he breathed into it, and animated it; he gave this new religio n a sanction, he confirmed and established it, and obliged all in his dominions to embrace and acknowledge it; and this he did by his decrees and canons, and th ose that refused were delivered over to the secular power, which he also exercis ed under another consideration:that the image of the beast should both speak: so that it was not like Nebuchadnezzar's golden image that he set up, which requir ed another to speak for it and demand adoration to it; and should seem to be pre ferable to the dumb idols of the Gentiles, which have mouths, but speak not; and may be understood either of the images of the virgin Mary, and other saints, wh ich it is pretended, and the people are made to believe, that they do at times a ctually speak, and really weep and laugh, as it may serve their different purpos es; or this image may be said to speak by the decrees, canons, anathemas, curses , threatenings, persuasions, doctrines, and blasphemies of the pope and his cler gy; so that this image is like both the first and second beast; it has a mouth s peaking blasphemies, as the first, and it speaks like a dragon, as the second;an d cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be kille d: which, according to the generality of copies, refers to the image itself, tha t that has a power from the beast as to speak, so to put to death those that ref use to worship it; but the Complutensian edition reads kai poiei, "and causes":
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Behavioural Forensics: Revelations from CNX Nifty Analysis

Behavioural Forensics: Revelations from CNX Nifty Analysis

17 depends on one or more variables. It is also being argued that the rational bubble is not directly correlated to asset price fluctuation and rather has some coefficient associated with it. Previous research highlights prior work on testing the bubble or individual stocks (Ghosh, 2016). Similarly, research on sentiment analysis posits the presence of profound traces of sentiment across various market segments (Ghosh & Srinivasan, 2014, 2015; Ghosh, 2017). Additionally, various behavioural traces were found in most of those cases. However, their impact wasn’t specifically visible. This study bridges the gap.
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Starcraft Amazing Stories - Revelations

Starcraft Amazing Stories - Revelations

he could barely comprehend. Fleeting images of the friends and family he had lost on Chau Sara drifted through his mind. The sudden wail of sirens broke the early morning calm, snapping Madrid out of his haze. Marines appeared everywhere, running to their stations with their tac-gear and weapons in tow. He sprinted back to his barracks. As always, his power suit was left nearly assembled with his Gauss rifle right beside it. He was locked in and geared up in less than a minute. After a ritual check to confirm that his rifle was loaded, he dashed out toward one of the defensive bunkers that encircled the compound.
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Ethical Implications of the Snowden Revelations

Ethical Implications of the Snowden Revelations

Secret Power: New Zealand’s role in the international spy network. Nelson, New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing. That was 20 years ago; the technology and infrastructure of state surveillance has come a LONG way since then. ii The case of FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley is instructive here. A career FBI attorney, she sent a 13 page analysis to Director Robert S. Mueller about problems assessing intelligence prior to 9/11 that arguably allowed that attack to proceed by ignoring warnings two months prior by agents in the field. When those in-house channels failed to produce any constructive outcomes, she eventually and reluctantly shared her letter to Mueller with Congressional Oversight Committees. Rowley was named one of three “persons of the year” by Time Magazine in 2002, all of whom were female whistleblowers. Therefore she was ostracized by her agency, even though they dared not fire her directly. She retired early a few years later, but became expert on the many ways by which bureaucracies can retaliate against those who reveal embarrassing information even if they do not reveal any classified information. iii Laura Poitras was producer and director of Citizenfour, a video documentary produced in 2014 featuring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald (one of the reporters that Snowden released his stolen files to) and William Binney (one of the NSA veterans who resigned when he saw how modern technology that he helped create to protect America was being used to undermine US civil liberties and arguably the US Constitution itself). It won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate

The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate

National Review and Mother Jones, national magazines on two opposite poles of the ideological spectrum, echoed the points of view and themes of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, respectively. Their overtly opinionated style, however, allowed for more open critique of political leaders, media reports, and the NSA programs revealed by Snowden, introducing new themes and a wider range of perspectives to the coverage. National Review repeatedly called for the prosecution of Snowden, criticized journalists for their role in facilitating the leaks, and defended the NSA and what it argued was the constitutionality of the secret program. Where it diverged from The Wall Street Journal, it veered sharply to the right, introducing a range of arguments absent from more mainstream publications, calling responses to the story an overreaction, for example, or merely a public relations problem (National Review, June 6, 2015). In contrast, Mother Jones provided a different set of arguments about the broader significance of the revelations, addressing the fact that under the current set of circumstances in the United States, for example, leaks and whistleblowers are the only means of obtaining information about government activities, thus pointing out that increasing government opacity corresponds to increased demands for citizen transparency (Mother Jones, June 17, 2013). Mother Jones also provided more nuanced analysis of the issues surrounding notions of privacy, surveillance, and government/citizen relations, cutting through the technicalities of the legal arguments and publishing corrections and explainers in response to official statements and media reports (Mother Jones, June 7, 2013). These opinion magazines offer a distinct and influential voice and introduce an expanded set of arguments and points of view around the key themes of the story. They therefore expand beyond the newspapers’ focus on privacy and surveillance, albeit from ideological points of view that mirror those reflected in opposing realms of the political establishment.
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Shock and Awe: Surprising Revelations on Cognition

Shock and Awe: Surprising Revelations on Cognition

The two tests of cognitive ability have ten questions each. Both feature different types of questions meant to assess cognitive ability along the lines of an IQ test. The scores obtained from the tests were entered into the SPSS statistical analysis program to determine if there was any significant difference between the control and experimental groups. The CogAT® test (Free CogAT® Practice Test, 2017) features verbal and spatial reasoning questions, while the Cognitive Abilities practice test (Free Cognitive Abilities Test, 2017) features mostly spatial reasoning questions.

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Analysis of microscopy images

Analysis of microscopy images

Authorship: 70—14—14—2; Impact factor (2012): 1.06 6. Object center detection and ellipse fitting [38]: An detection of individual egg chambers is reqiured for studying Drosophila oogenesis (egg chamber development), which is usually performed manually and so it is a time-consuming task. We present an image processing pipeline to detect and localize Drosophila egg chambers. We propose novel features for efficient center point description: label histogram computed from inter-circles regions de- scribing the spatial relations and rotation invariant ray features approximating the object shape from a given point. We introduce ellipse fitting to object boundaries as maximal likelihood estimate which is utilized for elimination multiple center proposals inside sin- gle object/egg. Our proposal can detect most of the human-expert annotated egg chambers at relevant developmental stages with less than 1% false-positive rate, which is adequate for the further analysis.
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Stockholder and Bondholder Reactions To Revelations of Large CEO Inside
Debt Holdings: An Empirical Analysis

Stockholder and Bondholder Reactions To Revelations of Large CEO Inside Debt Holdings: An Empirical Analysis

In our volatility analysis, we find a clear pattern of reduced volatility after those proxy statement filings that indicate large inside debt holdings by CEOs. In the left half of Table 4, we show negative and significant estimates for the relations between the relative debt-equity ratio of the CEO and the volatilities of debt, equity, and the overall firm. In the right half of the table, we again decompose the relative debt-equity ratio of the CEO into two segments, with the slope allowed to vary above and below the critical value of 1.00. We find that negative and significant relations between the CEO’s personal leverage and security volatility changes are concentrated entirely in the segment that lies above 1.00 and implies large managerial inside debt holdings. In all three cases of debt volatility, equity volatility, and asset volatility, the estimated coefficients are stronger and have greater statistical significance in the top segment; all are estimated as positive but insigificant in the lower segment that lies below 1.00. Overall, these results show a clear and consistent pattern, that investors react to large inside debt disclosures not only by revaluing debt and equity claims against the firm, but also by trading these claims in a pattern that exhibits lower price variability.
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Trust Owned Life Insurance Facts and Revelations

Trust Owned Life Insurance Facts and Revelations

Addressing the incumbent risk and perils of managing a portfolio of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts can pro- vide a competitive service advantage as the trustee will experience the opportunity to develop a dialogue and communicate with the Grantor and the trust’s benefici- aries. Annual reviews and a management process not only mitigate trustee risks, but they can also assure their Grantors and clients that the policies entrusted to them are being actively and professionally reviewed. This process can lead to increased business for the trustee and access to managing the Grantor’s other assets that are perhaps with another institution or under the care of a non-professional trustee. Articulating this risk and delivering a professional analysis of the insurance prod- uct can provide a profit center for institutional trustees and justify significantly higher trustee fees.
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European responses to the Snowden revelations: A discussion paper

European responses to the Snowden revelations: A discussion paper

What makes the Snowden revelations stand out in this game of media-amplified construction of public enemies is the reversal of the logic. Instead of focussing on the threats posed by an external enemy, the remedial actions to combat the presumed threat were scandalised. This has created the rare situation of a balance of means among proponents and critics of the political game of fear. What Snowden and all the others making the information he collected public did was to turn the logic of the media against a security-political-industrial complex distributing images of an imminent threat using the very same mechanisms. Applying the notion of boundary maintenance, this for the first time created a situation where a substantial portion of the general public started to entertain the idea that the cure might be worse than the disease. Instead of strengthening social cohesion by focussing on the external enemy, people were irritated as to whether they could rely on some of their entrenched beliefs about the working of the state. This seemed to trigger a hitherto unknown activity of what could be called practices of self-defence against actions of state authorities targeting the private sphere of the citizens.
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Choreographic Revelations on a Dancer's Body Image and Experience

Choreographic Revelations on a Dancer's Body Image and Experience

main issue: what do female dancers have to say about their bodies? How do they imagine themselves and how do they experience their bodies in dance and in life? How could I give them an opportunity to express their body image experiences and feelings through their craft—choreography? For this reason, this thesis does not include my review of findings on the extensive quantitative research that exists in relation to dancers’ body images. Instead, I chose to address particular female dancers’ feelings about their body images within their everyday lived body experiences. Upon searching for choreographers who specifically gave dancers an outlet to speak about their subjective body image experiences on stage, I found only a handful of choreographic projects conducted with a feminist approach that were related to the ideas I had for this project.
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An Outsider Everywhere - Revelations by an Insider - M.K. Kaw

An Outsider Everywhere - Revelations by an Insider - M.K. Kaw

delegation of central ministers to Srinagar to see what kind of package could be offered to the state. Unfortunately for Farooq, our Deputy Chairman was not free and he decided to field me in his place. The Conference was held in the Sher-i-Kashmir Convention Centre. I thought it was the right opportunity to rub a few home truths in. I pointed out the way the state government was frittering away the plan funds. There was a report by the CAG that the state PWD had charged several hundred crores for a road to Leh that was never built. Crores had been spent on deepening the Dal and Wular lakes, but there was more siltation than before. The satellite images showed that far from the state moving to the ideal figure of 60 percent of its geographical area under forest cover, the cover had actually come down.
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Topological analysis of weather images

Topological analysis of weather images

Abstract In this thesis computational topology is used to analyse weather data. The goal is to analyse weather images and discern, if it is possible to expose cer- tain parameters, which could improve humid mass classification. For this reason we were observing how those masses appear and merge on sequences of images. We used topological method named persistence. For data anal- ysis we obtained weather radar images. We also wrote around 20 scripts in computing environment MATLAB, which served for data computation and visualization. Images are presented as cubical complexes, where grayscale values are in vertexes of the complexes. One of the results is also an iden- tification of parameter, which is based on topological methods and could be used in hail forecast and other exceptional weather forecasts.
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Audioslave Revelations

Audioslave Revelations

(ASCAP) and Disappearing One (ASCAP) All Rights for LBV Songs, Melee Savvy Music and Me3 Publishing Controlled and Administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. All Rights for Disappearin[r]

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Revelations Tarot

Revelations Tarot

In terms of an individual, the reverse of this card foretells a person who has entered or will enter your life and treat you as an object for possession.. He or she will care nothing fo[r]

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The Wardmaster - Revelations

The Wardmaster - Revelations

tunately, in recent years, claims to super­ n atural and mystic powers have been made by the performers. Spiritualistic mediums have learned the business, and use it to gull their foolish votaries, although I have w ritten m any newspaper and magazine articles on the subject. This is the first time the fu ll revelations of the “telepathic”

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