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(The full book is available at Springer).


1 Introduction

1.1 Measures, Principles, Theories, and More

1.2 Detailed Organization of the Book

1.3 The ITinCVPR Roadmap


2 Interest Points, Edges, and Contour Grouping

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Entropy and Interest Points

2.2.1 Kadir and Brady Scale Saliency Detector

2.2.2 Point Filtering by Entropy Analysis Through Scale Space

2.2.3 Chernoff Information and Optimal Filtering

2.2.4 Bayesian Filtering of the Scale Saliency Feature Extractor: The Algorithm

2.3 Information Theory as Evaluation Tool: The Statistical

Edge Detection Case

2.3.1 Statistical Edge Detection

2.3.2 Edge Localization

2.4 Finding Contours Among Clutter

2.4.1 Problem Statement

2.4.2 A∗ Road Tracking

2.4.3 A∗ Convergence Proof

2.5 Junction Detection and Grouping

2.5.1 Junction Detection

2.5.2 Connecting and Filtering Junctions Problems

2.6 Key References


3 Contour and Region-Based Image Segmentation

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Discriminative Segmentation with Jensen–Shannon Divergence

3.2.1 The Active Polygons Functional

3.2.2 Jensen–Shannon Divergence and the Speed Function

3.3 MDL in Contour-Based Segmentation

3.3.1 B-Spline Parameterization of Contours

3.3.2 MDL for B-Spline Parameterization

3.3.3 MDL Contour-based Segmentation

3.4 Model Order Selection in Region-Based Segmentation

3.4.1 Jump-Diffusion for Optimal Segmentation

3.4.2 Speeding-up the Jump-Diffusion Process

3.4.3 K-adventurers Algorithm

3.5 Model-Based Segmentation Exploiting The Maximum Entropy

3.5.1 Maximum Entropy and Markov Random Fields

3.5.2 Efficient Learning with Belief Propagation

3.6 Integrating Segmentation, Detection and Recognition

3.6.1 Image Parsing

3.6.2 The Data-Driven Generative Model

3.6.3 The Power of Discriminative Processes

3.6.4 The Usefulness of Combining Generative and Discriminative


3.7 Key References


4 Registration, Matching, and Recognition

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Image Alignment and Mutual Information

4.2.1 Alignment and Image Statistics

4.2.2 Entropy Estimation with Parzen’s Windows

4.2.3 The EMMA Algorithm

4.2.4 Solving the Histogram-Binning Problem

4.3 Alternative Metrics for Image Alignment

4.3.1 Normalizing Mutual Information

4.3.2 Conditional Entropies

4.3.3 Extension to the Multimodal Case

4.3.4 Affine Alignment of Multiple Images

4.3.5 The Rényi Entropy

4.3.6 Rényi’s Entropy and Entropic Spanning Graphs

4.3.7 The Jensen–Rényi Divergence and Its Applications

4.3.8 Other Measures Related to Rényi Entropy

4.3.9 Experimental Results

4.4 Deformable Matching with Jensen Divergence and Fisher Information

4.4.1 The Distributional Shape Model

4.4.2 Multiple Registration and Jensen–Shannon Divergence

4.4.3 Information Geometry and Fisher–Rao Information

4.4.4 Dynamics of the Fisher Information Metric

4.5 Structural Learning with MDL

4.5.1 The Usefulness of Shock Trees

4.5.2 A Generative Tree Model Based on Mixtures

4.5.3 Learning the Mixture

4.5.4 Tree Edit-Distance and MDL


4.6 Key References


5 Image and Pattern Clustering

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Gaussian Mixtures and Model Selection

5.2.1 Gaussian Mixtures Methods

5.2.2 Defining Gaussian Mixtures

5.2.3 EM Algorithm and Its Drawbacks

5.2.4 Model Order Selection

5.3 EBEM Algorithm: Exploiting Entropic Graphs

5.3.1 The Gaussianity Criterion and Entropy Estimation

5.3.2 Shannon Entropy from Rényi Entropy Estimation

5.3.3 Minimum Description Length for EBEM

5.3.4 Kernel-Splitting Equations

5.3.5 Experiments

5.4 Information Bottleneck and Rate Distortion Theory

5.4.1 Rate Distortion Theory Based Clustering

5.4.2 The Information Bottleneck Principle

5.5 Agglomerative IB Clustering

5.5.1 Jensen–Shannon Divergence and Bayesian Classification Error

5.5.2 The AIB Algorithm

5.5.3 Unsupervised Clustering of Images

5.6 Robust Information Clustering

5.7 IT-Based Mean Shift

5.7.1 The Mean Shift Algorithm

5.7.2 Mean Shift Stop Criterion and Examples

5.7.3 R ́nyi Quadratic and Cross Entropy from Parzen Windows

5.7.4 Mean Shift from an IT Perspective

5.8 Unsupervised Classification and Clustering Ensembles

5.8.1 Representation of Multiple Partitions

5.8.2 Consensus Functions


5.9 Key References


6 Feature Selection and Transformation

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Wrapper and the Cross Validation Criterion

6.2.1 Wrapper for Classifier Evaluation

6.2.2 Cross Validation

6.2.3 Image Classification Example

6.2.4 Experiments

6.3 Filters Based on Mutual Information

6.3.1 Criteria for Filter Feature Selection

6.3.2 Mutual Information for Feature Selection

6.3.3 Individual Features Evaluation, Dependence and Redundancy

6.3.4 The min-Redundancy Max-Relevance Criterion

6.3.5 The Max-Dependency Criterion

6.3.6 Limitations of the Greedy Search

6.3.7 Greedy Backward Search

6.3.8 Markov Blankets for Feature Selection

6.3.9 Applications and Experiments

6.4 Minimax Feature Selection for Generative Models

6.4.1 Filters and the Maximum Entropy Principle

6.4.2 Filter Pursuit through Minimax Entropy

6.5 From PCA to gPCA

6.5.1 PCA, FastICA, and Infomax

6.5.2 Minimax Mutual Information ICA

6.5.3 Generalized PCA (gPCA) and Effective Dimension


6.6 Key References


7 Classifier Design

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Model-Based Decision Trees

7.2.1 Reviewing Information Gain

7.2.2 The Global Criterion

7.2.3 Rare Classes with the Greedy Approach

7.2.4 Rare Classes with Global Optimization

7.3 Shape Quantization and Multiple Randomized Trees

7.3.1 Simple Tags and Their Arrangements

7.3.2 Algorithm for the Simple Tree

7.3.3 More Complex Tags and Arrangements

7.3.4 Randomizing and Multiple Trees

7.4 Random Forests

7.4.1 The Basic Concept

7.4.2 The Generalization Error of the RF Ensemble

7.4.3 Out-of-the-Bag Estimates of the Error Bound

7.4.4 Variable Selection: Forest RI vs. Forest-RC

7.5 Infomax and Jensen–Shannon Boosting

7.5.1 The Infomax Boosting Algorithm

7.5.2 Jensen–Shannon Boosting

7.6 Maximum Entropy Principle for Classification

7.6.1 Improved Iterative Scaling

7.6.2 Maximum Entropy and Information Projection

7.7 Bregman Divergences and Classification

7.7.1 Concept and Properties

7.7.2 Bregman Balls and Core Vector Machines

7.7.3 Unifying Classification: Bregman Divergences and Surrogates


7.8 Key References


(© 2009, Springer)

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