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Author Patricia Marquez edit  isbn
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  Title A Confidence Framework for the Assessment of Optical Flow Performance Type Book Whole
  Year (down) 2015 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Optical Flow (OF) is the input of a wide range of decision support systems such as car driver assistance, UAV guiding or medical diagnose. In these real situations, the absence of ground truth forces to assess OF quality using quantities computed from either sequences or the computed optical flow itself. These quantities are generally known as Confidence Measures, CM. Even if we have a proper confidence measure we still need a way to evaluate its ability to discard pixels with an OF prone to have a large error. Current approaches only provide a descriptive evaluation of the CM performance but such approaches are not capable to fairly compare different confidence measures and optical flow algorithms. Thus, it is of prime importance to define a framework and a general road map for the evaluation of optical flow performance.

This thesis provides a framework able to decide which pairs “ optical flow – confidence measure” (OF-CM) are best suited for optical flow error bounding given a confidence level determined by a decision support system. To design this framework we cover the following points:

Descriptive scores. As a first step, we summarize and analyze the sources of inaccuracies in the output of optical flow algorithms. Second, we present several descriptive plots that visually assess CM capabilities for OF error bounding. In addition to the descriptive plots, given a plot representing OF-CM capabilities to bound the error, we provide a numeric score that categorizes the plot according to its decreasing profile, that is, a score assessing CM performance.
Statistical framework. We provide a comparison framework that assesses the best suited OF-CM pair for error bounding that uses a two stage cascade process. First of all we assess the predictive value of the confidence measures by means of a descriptive plot. Then, for a sample of descriptive plots computed over training frames, we obtain a generic curve that will be used for sequences with no ground truth. As a second step, we evaluate the obtained general curve and its capabilities to really reflect the predictive value of a confidence measure using the variability across train frames by means of ANOVA.

The presented framework has shown its potential in the application on clinical decision support systems. In particular, we have analyzed the impact of the different image artifacts such as noise and decay to the output of optical flow in a cardiac diagnose system and we have improved the navigation inside the bronchial tree on bronchoscopy.
 
  Address July 2015  
  Corporate Author Thesis Ph.D. thesis  
  Publisher Ediciones Graficas Rey Place of Publication Editor Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-943427-2-1 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ Mar2015 Serial 2687  
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Author Sergio Vera edit  isbn
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  Title Anatomic Registration based on Medial Axis Parametrizations Type Book Whole
  Year (down) 2015 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Image registration has been for many years the gold standard method to bring two images into correspondence. It has been used extensively in the eld of medical imaging in order to put images of di erent patients into a common overlapping spatial position. However, medical image registration is a slow, iterative optimization process, where many variables and prone to fall into the pit traps local minima.
A coordinate system parameterizing the interior of organs is a powerful tool for a systematic localization of injured tissue. If the same coordinate values are assigned to speci c anatomical sites, parameterizations ensure integration of data across different medical image modalities. Harmonic mappings have been used to produce parametric meshes over the surface of anatomical shapes, given their ability to set values at speci c locations through boundary conditions. However, most of the existing implementations in medical imaging restrict to either anatomical surfaces, or the depth coordinate with boundary conditions is given at discrete sites of limited geometric diversity.
The medial surface of the shape can be used to provide a continuous basis for the de nition of a depth coordinate. However, given that di erent methods for generation of medial surfaces generate di erent manifolds, not all of them are equally suited to be the basis of radial coordinate for a parameterization. It would be desirable that the medial surface will be smooth, and robust to surface shape noise, with low number of spurious branches or surfaces.
In this thesis we present methods for computation of smooth medial manifolds and apply them to the generation of for anatomical volumetric parameterization that extends current harmonic parameterizations to the interior anatomy using information provided by the volume medial surface. This reference system sets a solid base for creating anatomical models of the anatomical shapes, and allows comparing several patients in a common framework of reference.
 
  Address November 2015  
  Corporate Author Thesis Ph.D. thesis  
  Publisher Ediciones Graficas Rey Place of Publication Editor Debora Gil; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-943427-8-3 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ Ver2015 Serial 2708  
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Author Sergio Vera; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester; Debora Gil edit  url
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  Title A Novel Cochlear Reference Frame Based On The Laplace Equation Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2015 Publication 29th international Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 1-312  
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  Address Barcelona; Spain; June 2015  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ VGG2015 Serial 2615  
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Author Antonio Esteban Lansaque edit  openurl
  Title 3D reconstruction and recognition using structured ligth Type Report
  Year (down) 2014 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 179 Issue Pages  
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  Abstract This work covers the problem of 3D reconstruction, recognition and 6DOF pose estimation. The goal of this project is to reconstruct a 3D scene and to align an object model of the industrial pieces onto the reconstructed scene. The reconstruction algorithm is based on stereo techniques and the recognition algorithm is based on SHOT descriptors computed on a set of uniform keypoints. Correspondences are used to estimate a first 6DOF transformation that maps the model onto the scene and then ICP algorithm is used to refine the transformation. In order to check the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, several experiments were performed. These experiments were conducted on a lab environment in order to get results under the same conditions in all of them. Although obtained results are not real time results, the proposed algorithm ends up with high rates of object recognition.  
  Address UAB; September 2014  
  Corporate Author Thesis Master's thesis  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ Est2014 Serial 2578  
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Author Carles Sanchez edit  isbn
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  Title Tracheal Structure Characterization using Geometric and Appearance Models for Efficient Assessment of Stenosis in Videobronchoscopy Type Book Whole
  Year (down) 2014 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Recent advances in endoscopic devices have increased their use for minimal invasive diagnostic and intervention procedures. Among all endoscopic modalities, bronchoscopy is one of the most frequent with around 261 millions of procedures per year. Although the use of bronchoscopy is spread among clinical facilities it presents some drawbacks, being the visual inspection for the assessment of anatomical measurements the most prevalent of them. In
particular, inaccuracies in the estimation of the degree of stenosis (the percentage of obstructed airway) decreases its diagnostic yield and might lead to erroneous treatments. An objective computation of tracheal stenosis in bronchoscopy videos would constitute a breakthrough for this non-invasive technique and a reduction in treatment cost.
This thesis settles the first steps towards on-line reliable extraction of anatomical information from videobronchoscopy for computation of objective measures. In particular, we focus on the computation of the degree of stenosis, which is obtained by comparing the area delimited by a healthy tracheal ring and the stenosed lumen. Reliable extraction of airway structures in interventional videobronchoscopy is a challenging task. This is mainly due to the large variety of acquisition conditions (positions and illumination), devices (different digitalizations) and in videos acquired at the operating room the unpredicted presence of surgical devices (such as probe ends). This thesis contributes to on-line stenosis assessment in several ways. We
propose a parametric strategy for the extraction of lumen and tracheal rings regions based on the characterization of their geometry and appearance that guide a deformable model. The geometric and appearance characterization is based on a physical model describing the way bronchoscopy images are obtained and includes local and global descriptions. In order to ensure a systematic applicability we present a statistical framework to select the optimal
parameters of our method. Experiments perform on the first public annotated database, show that the performance of our method is comparable to the one provided by clinicians and its computation time allows for a on-line implementation in the operating room.
 
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  Publisher Ediciones Graficas Rey Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-940902-9-5 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ San2014 Serial 2575  
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Author Carles Sanchez; Oriol Ramos Terrades; Patricia Marquez; Enric Marti; Jaume Rocarias; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Evaluación automática de prácticas en Moodle para el aprendizaje autónomo en Ingenierías Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2014 Publication 8th International Congress on University Teaching and Innovation Abbreviated Journal  
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  Address Tarragona; juliol 2014  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075;DAG Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SRM2014 Serial 2458  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Mathematical modeling of G protein-coupled receptor function: What can we learn from empirical and mechanistic models? Type Book Chapter
  Year (down) 2014 Publication G Protein-Coupled Receptors – Modeling and Simulation Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 796 Issue 3 Pages 159-181  
  Keywords β-arrestin; biased agonism; curve fitting; empirical modeling; evolutionary algorithm; functional selectivity; G protein; GPCR; Hill coefficient; intrinsic efficacy; inverse agonism; mathematical modeling; mechanistic modeling; operational model; parameter optimization; receptor dimer; receptor oligomerization; receptor constitutive activity; signal transduction; two-state model  
  Abstract Empirical and mechanistic models differ in their approaches to the analysis of pharmacological effect. Whereas the parameters of the former are not physical constants those of the latter embody the nature, often complex, of biology. Empirical models are exclusively used for curve fitting, merely to characterize the shape of the E/[A] curves. Mechanistic models, on the contrary, enable the examination of mechanistic hypotheses by parameter simulation. Regretfully, the many parameters that mechanistic models may include can represent a great difficulty for curve fitting, representing, thus, a challenge for computational method development. In the present study some empirical and mechanistic models are shown and the connections, which may appear in a number of cases between them, are analyzed from the curves they yield. It may be concluded that systematic and careful curve shape analysis can be extremely useful for the understanding of receptor function, ligand classification and drug discovery, thus providing a common language for the communication between pharmacologists and medicinal chemists.  
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  ISSN 0065-2598 ISBN 978-94-007-7422-3 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2014 Serial 2197  
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Author Enric Marti; Antoni Gurgui; Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Jaume Rocarias; Ferran Poveda edit   pdf
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  Title ABP on line: Seguimiento, estregas y evaluación en aprendizaje basado en proyectos Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2014 Publication 8th International Congress on University Teaching and Innovation Abbreviated Journal  
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  Address Tarragona; juliol 2014  
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  Notes IAM; ADAS; 600.076; 600.063; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ MGG2014 Serial 2457  
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Author Francesco Brughi; Debora Gil; Llorenç Badiella; Eva Jove Casabella; Oriol Ramos Terrades edit   pdf
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  Title Exploring the impact of inter-query variability on the performance of retrieval systems Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2014 Publication 11th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 8814 Issue Pages 413–420  
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  Abstract This paper introduces a framework for evaluating the performance of information retrieval systems. Current evaluation metrics provide an average score that does not consider performance variability across the query set. In this manner, conclusions lack of any statistical significance, yielding poor inference to cases outside the query set and possibly unfair comparisons. We propose to apply statistical methods in order to obtain a more informative measure for problems in which different query classes can be identified. In this context, we assess the performance variability on two levels: overall variability across the whole query set and specific query class-related variability. To this end, we estimate confidence bands for precision-recall curves, and we apply ANOVA in order to assess the significance of the performance across different query classes.  
  Address Algarve; Portugal; October 2014  
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  Publisher Springer International Publishing Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-11757-7 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference ICIAR  
  Notes IAM; DAG; 600.060; 600.061; 600.077; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BGB2014 Serial 2559  
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Author Jorge Bernal; Debora Gil; Carles Sanchez; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title Discarding Non Informative Regions for Efficient Colonoscopy Image Analysis Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2014 Publication 1st MICCAI Workshop on Computer-Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 8899 Issue Pages 1-10  
  Keywords Image Segmentation; Polyps, Colonoscopy; Valley Information; Energy Maps  
  Abstract In this paper we present a novel polyp region segmentation method for colonoscopy videos. Our method uses valley information associated to polyp boundaries in order to provide an initial segmentation. This first segmentation is refined to eliminate boundary discontinuities caused by image artifacts or other elements of the scene. Experimental results over a publicly annotated database show that our method outperforms both general and specific segmentation methods by providing more accurate regions rich in polyp content. We also prove how image preprocessing is needed to improve final polyp region segmentation.  
  Address Boston; USA; September 2014  
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  Publisher Springer International Publishing Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-13409-3 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CARE  
  Notes MV; IAM; 600.044; 600.047; 600.060; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ BGS2014b Serial 2503  
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