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Here's a user-friendly list of words and phrases we meet soon after a computer comes to live with us. New users may not appreciate being called dummies or idiots, nor do they need to buy a big dictionary of thousands of bits of computer jargon intended for "geeks". This is as un-geeky as it gets with just 200 entries.Trust me, that's enough to get you going.
This book presents practical optimization techniques used in image processing and computer vision problems. Ill-posed problems are introduced and used as examples to show how each type of problem is related to typical image processing and computer vision problems. Unconstrained optimization gives the best solution based on numerical minimization of a single, scalar-valued objective function or cost function. Unconstrained optimization problems have been intensively studied, and many algorithms and tools have been developed to solve them. Most practical optimization problems, however, arise with a set of constraints. Typical examples of constraints include: (i) pre-specified pixel intensity range, (ii) smoothness or correlation with neighboring information, (iii) existence on a certain contour of lines or curves, and (iv) given statistical or spectral characteristics of the solution. Regularized optimization is a special method used to solve a class of constrained optimization problems. The term regularization refers to the transformation of an objective function with constraints into a different objective function, automatically reflecting constraints in the unconstrained minimization process. Because of its simplicity and efficiency, regularized optimization has many application areas, such as image restoration, image reconstruction, optical flow estimation, etc.
"I guess you will see danger where you want to see it. The good guys aren't always good looking."
In the small town of Sundown, there are hidden secrets waiting to be found. In their first big adventure the kids from Sundown discovered the truth of McMurphy's Mountain. They met Jack the owner of the mountain and his hidden friends, the little people of the tunnels.
Now the little people need help from a new danger on the mountain. Jack is away so they turn to their friends in the town. The kids quickly rally to help their little friends from the horror that has invaded their tunnels.
The boys head back up to the mountain on a mission. They are unaware that they are being watched from the shadows on the journey. They find a challenge beyond their wildest imaginations on the mountain. Despite the danger they feel they must complete their mission.
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