PRASA 2007 proceedings

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, 28-30 November, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Edited by J.R. Tapamo and F. Nicolls, ISBN 978-1-86840-656-2.

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Range Sections as Rock Models for Intensity Rock Scene Segmentation
S. Mkwelo , G. De Jager and F. Nicolls
An Independent Evaluation of Subspace Face Recognition Algorithms
Dhiresh R. Surajpal and Tshilidzi Marwala
Automatic Detection of Pulmonary Embolism using Computational Intelligence
Simon J. Scurell, Tshilidzi Marwala, and David Rubin
Estimating Missing Data Using Neural Network Techniques, Principal Component Analysis and Genetic Algorithms
Abdul K. Mohamed, Fulufhelo V. Nelwamondo and Tshilidzi Marwala
A na´ve, salience-based method for speaker identification in fiction books
Kevin Glass and Shaun Bangay
Evaluating and improving morpho-syntactic classification over multiple corpora using pre-trained, "off-the-shelf", parts-of-speech tagging tools
Kevin Glass and Shaun Bangay
Optimised source signal modelling for Linear Predictive speech synthesis
A Mamombe and Bea Lacquet
Improving UKF performance
B.M. van Wyk, N.L. Muller and K.M. Hunter
Factors that affect the accuracy of text-based language identification
Gerrit R. Botha and Etienne Barnard
A Marker-free Visual Based Interfacing Device for Menu Driven Systems
Willem Visser, Yuko Roodt, and Willem A. Clarke
Naive Bayesian classifiers for multinomial features: a theoretical analysis
Ewald van Dyk, Etienne Barnard
Important factors in HMM-based phonetic segmentation
D.R. van Niekerk and E. Barnard
Topic Models applied to Multilingual Data
Alta de Waal, Etienne Barnard, Erica du Preez
Measures for the characterisation of pattern-recognition data sets
Christiaan van der Walt, Etienne Barnard
Automatic Retinal Vessel Segmentation
Zygmunt L. Szpak and Jules R. Tapamo
Fast Calculation of Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs using Parallelism
Cobus Carstens and Neil Muller
Speech-based emotion detection in a resource-scarce environment
Olga Martirosian and Etienne Barnard
Robust Motion Detection in Dynamic Indoor/Outdoor Scenes via Multi-layer Extraneous Motion Suppression
Wayne Chelliah Naidoo and Jules Raymond Tapamo
Synthetic Voice Construction using Statistical Methods
P.E. Scholtz, A.S. Visagie, J.A. du Preez
Speaker-specific variability of Phoneme Durations
Charl J. van Heerden and Etienne Barnard
Error analysis of a public domain pronunciation dictionary
Olga Martirosian and Marelie Davel
A faster MRF optimization based method for Shape from Shading using Gibbs sampling with quadruplet cliques
Markus Louw and Fred Nicolls
The effect of speech rate variation on acoustic phone stability in Afrikaans speech recognition
Jacob A.C. Badenhorst and Marelie Davel
Robust Fitting of Diurnal Brightness Temperature Cycle
G. Udahemuka, F. van den Bergh, B.J. van Wyk, M.A. van Wyk
Validation of Detected Facial Components For an Accurate Face Recognition
Jean V. Fonou Dombeu and Jules-R. Tapamo
Image Processing on the GPU: Implementing the Canny Edge Detection Algorithm
Yuko Roodt, Willem Visser, and Willem A. Clarke
Architecture of an operational ship detection system using high spatial resolution optical satellite imagery: Application to shrimp boats in French Guiana
Christina Corbane, Fabrice Marre, Philippe Vendeville, Franšois Marques, Michel Petit