Semi-qualitative probabilistic networks in computer vision problems

Cassio P. de Campos, Lei Zhang, Yan Tong, Qiang Ji

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Abstract

This paper explores the application of semi-qualitative probabilistic networks (SQPNs) that combine numeric and qualitative information to computer vision problems. Our version of SQPN allows qualitative influences and imprecise probability measures using intervals. We describe an Imprecise Dirichlet model for parameter learning and an iterative algorithm for evaluating posterior probabilities, maximum a posteriori and most probable explanations. Experiments on facial expression recognition and image segmentation problems are performed using real data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Statistical Theory and Practice
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computer vision applications
  • Imprecise probabilities
  • Probabilistic networks
  • Qualitative relations

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