Development and optimization of a error tolerant training procedure for radio graph segmenting with consideration of sensor characteristics and examining express tolerances

Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. R.-R. Grigat
Coworker: Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Frank Herold
Running time: 10.2000 - 9.2004
Financing: Industry
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Particularly in the automobile industry the quality assurance is accomplished by safety-relevant cast parts by a X-ray. This non destructive testing method supplies digital graphic data by so-called image amplifiers or with new flat detectors. Today's algorithms for the detection of casting defects (e.g. pipe, Poroesitaeten) need up to 6 months a lasting training phase by highly-qualified technical personnel (engineer). A goal of this project is to automate the training procedure with simultaneous speed increase. Here the graphic control surface of the training algorithm on a PC system is to be so user friendly that an intuitive
operability also non--engineers becomes possible. To automatic casting defect detection a nonlinear, non-local filter procedure for the employment comes. This procedure ben÷tigt a training phase, before it is then used to the radiograph segmenting. It is called Trained median filter (TMF)

 

Radiograph segmenting of a knuckle

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Content Based Access to Image Databases Scene Analysis

Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. R.-R. Grigat
Coworker: Dr. Shuyan Zhao
Running time: 10.2001 - 11.2006
Financing: TUTech
Publications: here
References: MPEG-7, Content Based Access , Databases

The increasing availability of multimedia (still images, video and audio) ensures the need for the techniques of content based access to multimedia data. Conventional keywords search is not sufficient because of its ambiguityof description of query

targets and incapability of representation of the multimedia content. In this project we aim at investigating the approaches for content based access to image databases and developing a face image retrieval system that can search a certain type of faces, for example, a faceof a young European woman. The research includes: description of content, interpretation of features, similarity measures, interaction, and so on.

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Lip implementation for the improvement of the speech processing

Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. R.-R. Grigat
Coworker: Dr. Islam Shdaifat,  Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Ralph Kricke
Running time: 01.2001 - 10.2007
Financing: Industry
Publications: I. Shdaifat,   R. Kricke
References: Automated speech perception, lip and face recognation

Automated speech perception systems are sensitive to background noise. They fail totally when multiple speakers are talking simultaneously which is known as cocktail party effect. It is desirable to reach the human ability of speech recognition especially the ability of the speech reading.

The potential for joint audio-visual-based speech recognition is well established on the basis of psycho-physical experiments. The project focuses on the extraction of relevant visual speech features from the lips and mouth area and examines the suitability of these features for improving the speech recognition.

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Cockpit Access Control using Facial Analysis

Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. R.-R. Grigat
Coworker:Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Gernoth
Running time: 01.2007 - 10.2010
Financing: TUTech
Publications: here
References: Content Based Access , Databases

Nowadays there is a high demand for security on the airplanes. In this project, we aim at developing an integrated security system using pattern recognition methods. Signals from audio, video, and seating sensors will be jointly employed to achieve robustness.

Current face recognition systems can achieve satisfactory performance only in controlled situations. Generally recognition performance drops when confronted with varying lighting conditions, changed head poses or natural changes of the faces, for example due to condition or behavior of the persons who should be recognized. In this project, a special focus is therefore placed on analyzing the influence of these factors on features which are used for face recognition. We aim at investigating approaches for face recognition which are robust enough to meet the requirements of an access control system for a cockpit.  

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