Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: by Robert Vanderplank

By Robert Vanderplank

This e-book brings jointly present considering on casual language studying and the findings of over 30 years of analysis on captions (same language subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) to offer a brand new version of language studying from captioned viewing and a destiny roadmap for study and perform during this box. Language inexperienced persons could have general listening to yet they're ‘hard-of-listening’ and locate it tricky to stick to the quick or uncertain speech in lots of movies and television programmes. Vanderplank considers no matter if staring at with captions not just permits freshmen to appreciate and revel in international language tv and flicks but in addition is helping them to enhance their international language abilities. Captioned Media in international Language Learning and instructing can be of curiosity to scholars and researchers excited by moment language acquisition educating and learn, in addition to working towards language lecturers and instructor trainers.

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Digital Image Compression Techniques by Majid Rabbani

By Majid Rabbani

For you to make the most of electronic pictures successfully, particular innovations are had to decrease the variety of bits required for his or her illustration. This instructional textual content presents the foundation for figuring out those photo compression tecniques and provides a couple of assorted schemes that experience confirmed worthy. The algorithms mentioned during this e-book are involved typically with the compression of still-frame, continuous-tone, monochrome and colour photographs, yet a number of the suggestions, resembling mathematics coding, have stumbled on frequent use within the compression of bilevel photographs. either lossless (bit-preserving) and lossy strategies are thought of. an in depth description of the compression set of rules proposed because the international general (the JPEG baseline set of rules) is supplied. The publication includes nearly 30 pages of reconstructed and mistake pictures illustrating the influence of every compression process on a constant photo set, hence taking into consideration an instantaneous comparability of bit charges and reconstucted photo caliber. for every set of rules, matters equivalent to caliber vs. bit cost, implementation complexity, and susceptibility to channel error are considered.

Contents:
- electronic photos and photograph Compression
- resource types and Entropy
- Variable-Length Codes
- Entropy Estimation and Lossless Compression
- Rate-Distortion idea and Lossy Compression
- Bit aircraft Encoding
- Lossless Predictive Coding
- Lossy Plus Lossless Residual Encoding
- Lossy Predictive Coding
- rework Coding
- Block Truncation Coding
- Vector Quantization
- Subband Coding
- Hierarchical Coding
- opting for a Lossy Compression Technique
- Compression of colour pictures

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Foundations of Image Science by Harrison H. Barrett

By Harrison H. Barrett

Winner of the 2006 Joseph W. Goodman ebook Writing Award!

A entire therapy of the foundations, arithmetic, and records of snapshot science

In today’s visually orientated society, photos play a massive position in conveying messages. From seismic imaging to satellite tv for pc photographs to scientific photos, our sleek society will be misplaced with out photos to augment our realizing of our overall healthiness, our tradition, and our world.

Foundations of picture Science offers a finished remedy of the foundations, arithmetic, and facts had to comprehend and review imaging structures. The publication is the 1st to supply a radical remedy of the continuous-to-discrete, or CD, version of electronic imaging. Foundations of snapshot technology emphasizes the necessity for significant, target evaluation of snapshot caliber and provides the required instruments for this objective. impending the topic inside a well-defined theoretical and actual context, this landmark textual content offers the mathematical underpinnings of photo technology at a degree that's available to graduate scholars and practitioners operating with imaging structures, in addition to well-motivated undergraduate students.

Destined to turn into a typical textual content within the box, Foundations of photo Science covers:

  • Mathematical Foundations: Examines the fundamental mathematical foundations of snapshot science
  • Image Formation–Models and Mechanisms: provides a finished and unified remedy of the mathematical and statistical rules of imaging, with an emphasis on electronic imaging platforms and using SVD methods
  • Image caliber: presents a scientific exposition of the method for target or task-based evaluation of photograph quality
  • Applications: provides precise case experiences of particular direct and oblique imaging structures and offers examples of the way to use many of the mathematical instruments coated within the book
  • Appendices: Covers the prerequisite fabric worthy for realizing the fabric typically textual content, together with matrix algebra, complicated variables, and the fundamentals of likelihood theory

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Single-Sensor Imaging: Methods and Applications for Digital by Rastislav Lukac

By Rastislav Lukac

A Decade of awesome GrowthThe previous decade has introduced a surge of progress within the applied sciences for electronic colour imaging, multidimensional sign processing, and visible scene research. those advances were the most important to constructing new camera-driven functions and advertisement items in electronic images. Single-Sensor Imaging: tools and purposes for electronic Cameras embraces this impressive growth, comprehensively masking cutting-edge platforms, processing thoughts, and rising purposes. specialists handle demanding situations and tendencies Single-Sensor Imaging: equipment and purposes for electronic Cameras offers best specialists elucidating their very own accomplishments in constructing the applied sciences reshaping this box. The editor invited popular specialists to handle particular learn demanding situations and up to date tendencies of their specific parts of workmanship. The publication discusses single-sensor electronic colour imaging basics, together with reusable embedded software program platform, camera picture processing chain, optical clear out and colour filter out array designs. It additionally information the newest concepts and techniques in modern and conventional camera colour picture processing and research for varied subtle purposes, together with: ·         Demosaicking and colour recovery ·         White balancing and colour move ·         colour and publicity correction ·         photo denoising and colour enhancement ·         photograph compression and garage codecs ·         Red-eye detection and elimination ·         picture resizing ·         Video-demosaicking and superresolution imaging ·         photo and video stabilization an effective beginning of data to unravel difficulties Single-Sensor Imaging: tools and purposes for electronic Cameras builds a powerful basic knowing of concept and strategies for fixing a lot of today’s finest and difficult difficulties in electronic colour photograph and video acquisition, research, processing, and garage. A vast survey of the present options and appropriate literature makes this booklet a priceless source either for researchers and people utilising quickly evolving digicam applied sciences.

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Human Engineering in Stereoscopic Viewing Devices by Daniel B. Diner

By Daniel B. Diner

This ebook gathers jointly info in regards to the interplay of hu­ guy stereopsis with a variety of stereoscopic viewing units, in particular these utilized in teleoperator structures. The booklet isn't inquisitive about laptop vi­ sion platforms. In those platforms, info analogous to human binocular visible info is accrued and analyzed by means of a few equipment to be used in selection making or keep watch over, usually with out the intervention of a human. This topic provides difficulties of substantial complexity; it has generated many inge­ nious recommendations and has been the muse of a lot paintings of basic value. however the difficulties are fairly diversified from these encountered within the layout of platforms meant to take advantage of human stereopsis, and there's unusually little cross-fertilization among the 2 fields. 1. 1. SCOPE AND constitution OF THIS booklet The publication surveys the identified houses of the human unaided binocu­ lar procedure, and the place attainable provides the value of parameters which are of use in designing technical platforms concerning a human operator. bankruptcy 2 summarizes the human stereoscopic imaginative and prescient literature together with the intensity distortions of unaided stereoscopic viewing. bankruptcy three describes numerous 3-D picture viewing thoughts and offers with the functionality limits of human stereopsis assisted through basic stereoscopic viewing units. bankruptcy four extends this remedy to tv binocular viewing units, and indicates 1 2 bankruptcy 1 that the character of the intensity distortion is modified. bankruptcy five analyzes the geometry of unmarried digicam stereoscopic platforms, and discusses the advan­ tages and drawbacks of such systems.

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The chemistry of contrast agents in medical magnetic by Andre S. Merbach, Lothar Helm, Eacute;va Tóth

By Andre S. Merbach, Lothar Helm, Eacute;va Tóth

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is without doubt one of the most vital instruments in scientific diagnostics and biomedical learn. The variety of MRI scanners working worldwide is expected to be nearly 20,000, and the improvement of distinction brokers, at present utilized in a couple of 3rd of the 50 million medical MRI examinations played each year, has principally contributed to this crucial achievement.
This thoroughly revised and prolonged moment version:
• contains new chapters on distinctive, responsive, PARACEST and nanoparticle MRI distinction agents.
• Covers the fundamental chemistries, MR physics and an important recommendations utilized by chemists within the characterization of MRI brokers from each attitude from synthesis to safeguard considerations.
• Is written for all of these excited by the advance and alertness of distinction brokers in MRI.
• offered in color, it presents readers with real illustration and straightforward interpretation of the photographs.

A observe from the Authors:
Twelve years after the 1st variation released, we're confident that the chemistry of MRI brokers has a vibrant destiny. through assembling all vital details at the layout ideas and functioning of magnetic resonance imaging probes, this e-book intends to be a great tool for either specialists and newbies within the box. we are hoping that it is helping encourage additional paintings so that it will create extra effective and particular imaging probes that may let materializing the dream of seeing even deeper and higher contained in the dwelling organisms.

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Smart CMOS Image Sensors and Applications (Optical Science by Jun Ohta

By Jun Ohta

As a result of their excessive noise immunity and occasional static strength offer drain, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) units produce much less warmth than other kinds of good judgment and make allowance a excessive density of good judgment features on a chip. those necessary features have fueled using CMOS photo sensors in shopper electronics, robotic imaginative and prescient, biotechnology, and medication. With the creation of clever features in CMOS photo sensors, much more flexible functions at the moment are possible.Exploring this well known expertise, shrewdpermanent CMOS photo Sensors and functions specializes in the clever features applied in CMOS picture sensors in addition to the purposes of those sensors. After discussing the background of shrewdpermanent CMOS photo sensors, the publication describes the elemental parts of CMOS photograph sensors. It covers a few optoelectronic machine physics and introduces regular CMOS photo sensor constructions, equivalent to an energetic pixel sensor (APS). next chapters elucidate the features and fabrics of clever CMOS photograph sensors and current examples of clever imaging. the ultimate bankruptcy explores a number of purposes of clever CMOS snapshot sensors. numerous appendices offer quite a number info on constants, illuminance, MOSFET features, and optical resolution.This booklet presents an organization origin in current clever CMOS photo sensor expertise and purposes, getting ready you for the following part of shrewdpermanent CMOS picture sensors.

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The Portable Writer by Hilary Russell

By Hilary Russell

This transparent, concise guide of fashion, reference of grammar and utilization, and repository of brief examples of scholar writing is actually a convenient and good consultant to the composing approach. The quick-reference structure additionally makes it an amazing instrument for standardizing the correction of compositions

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