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Learning OpenCV Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library

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ISBN-10: 0596516134

ISBN-13: 9780596516130

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Gary Bradski, Adrian Kaehler

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Learning OpenCV puts you right in the middle of the rapidly expanding field of computer vision. Written by the creators of OpenCV, the widely used free open-source library, this book introduces you to computer vision and demonstrates how you can quickly build applications that enable computers to "see" and make decisions based on the data. Computer vision is everywhere -- in security systems, manufacturing inspection systems, medical image analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and more. It helps robot cars drive by themselves, stitches Google maps and Google Earth together, checks the pixels on your laptop's LCD screen, and makes sure the stitches in your shirt are OK. OpenCV provides an…    
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 580
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Dr. Gary Rost Bradski is VP of Technology at Rexee Inc. a new startup applying machine learning to rich media on the web. He is also a consulting professor in the CS department at Stanford University, AI Lab where he mentors robotics, machine learning and computer vision research. He has a BS degree in EECS from U.C. Berkeley and a PhD from Boston University. His current interest is in applying highly scalable statistical models in computer vision and in continuous machine "learning in clutter" in robotics in general. Some external tools he started for this are the Open Source Computer Vision Library (OpenCV, the statistical machine Learning…    

Dr. Adrian Kaehler is a senior scientist at Applied Minds Corporation. His current research includes topics in machine learning, statistical modeling, and computer vision. Adrian received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia university in 1998. Adrian has since held positions at Intel Corporation and the Stanford University AI Lab, and was a member of the winning Stanley race team in the DARPA Grand Challenge. He has a variety of published papers and patents in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and robotics.

About the Programs in This Book
How This Book Is Best Used
Conventions Used in This Book
Using Code Examples
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What Is OpenCV?
Who Uses OpenCV?
What Is Computer Vision?
The Origin of OpenCV
Downloading and Installing OpenCV
Getting the Latest OpenCV via CVS
More OpenCV Documentation
OpenCV Structure and Content
Introduction to OpenCV
Getting Started
First Program—Display a Picture
Second Program—AVI Video
Moving Around
A Simple Transformation
A Not-So-Simple Transformation
Input from a Camera
Writing to an AVI File
Getting to Know OpenCV
OpenCV Primitive Data Types
CvMat Matrix Structure
IplImage Data Structure
Matrix and Image Operators
Drawing Things
Data Persistence
Integrated Performance Primitives
A Portable Graphics Toolkit
Creating a Window
Loading an Image
Displaying Images
Working with Video
Image Processing
Image Morphology
Flood Fill
Image Pyramids
Image Transforms
Gradients and Sobel Derivatives
Hough Transforms
Stretch, Shrink, Warp, and Rotate
CartToPolar and PolarToCart
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT)
Integral Images
Distance Transform
Histogram Equalization
Histograms and Matching
Basic Histogram Data Structure
Accessing Histograms
Basic Manipulations with Histograms
Some More Complicated Stuff
Memory Storage
Contour Finding
Another Contour Example
More to Do with Contours spa$$$>