Image Visualization and Content Identification using Mathematica

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Authors
  1. Carbone, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN)
Abstract
In this article, we investigate image visualization (IV) and image content identification (ICI) using Mathematica. It is not the only framework to provide such capability; popular web services, cloud APIs and programs are readily available. These include various online services including Google’s Vision API and Image Recognition service, Microsoft’s CaptionBot, as well as desktop software including Picassa (an image organizer) and many others. Each capable in its own right, some have capabilities that others do not. Nevertheless, in some ways Mathematica is superior to these programs because it gives the user, through its rich functionality, the ability to explore data and imagery in ways the others do not. Those already using online APIs should have little difficulty adapting to the Wolfram Data Language (WDL). Of course, the issue of uploading imagery from an investigation to the Internet or Cloud is ill advised. Many of today’s programming languages have image processing (IP) capabilities, built-in or from third-party libraries, which have helped to advance the spread of computer vision. Many of these languages and libraries typically require many lines of programming, and some require extensive use and manipulation of data structures. Using WDL, we will show how little code is actually required to perform complex IP. Our Mathematica code, concentrated in the program body, should be understood by anyone with prior programming experience. As with our first Mathematica
Keywords
Digital forensics;Mathematica;Image identification;Image visualization;Wolfram Data Language
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-P068 — External Literature
Date of publication
21 Nov 2016
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
CA043335
CANDIS No
804643
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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