Thursday, June 17, 2010

More applications

Today I wrote some text to go with all of the figures that I've been making for the applications section of the density modelling chapter. They try to show a variety of possible uses in classification and regression.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Applications of Density Models

I've been working for the last couple of days making figures showing applications for density modeling in Chapter 6. I'm going to give examples of skin detection, background subtraction and face recognition.

I've also corrected a bunch of mistakes in Chapter 5 that were spotted by my PhD student Yun Fu.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hidden Variables

Worked on chapter 6 today which concerns modeling complex density functions using hidden variables and the EM algorithm. Sorted out numerous small mistakes. Made a figure illustrating a regression problem where we try to predict one pose from another. Made a second figure which concerns using hidden variables to register images of digits together.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Started this blog

I've started this blog about my book as progress is not going as fast as I wanted. I thought if I posted updates on the changes it might help motivate me. Hopefully some people will read this and find even the partial draft useful. I'm really hoping for feedback to eliminate typos, improve the clarity and make sure that everything is correct.