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Study Findings from Waseda University Provide New Insights into Information Technology

January 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Information Technology. According to news reporting out of Kitakyushu, Japan, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "This paper proposes an improved color barycenter model (CBM) and its separation for automatic road sign (RS) detection. The previous version of CBM can find out the colors of RS, but the accuracy is not high enough for separating the magenta and blue regions and the influence of number with the same color are not considered."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Waseda University, "In this paper, the improved CBM expands the barycenter distribution to cylindrical coordinate system (CCS) and takes the number of colors at each position into account for clustering. Under this distribution, the color information can be represented more clearly for analyzing. Then aim to the characteristic of barycenter distribution in CBM (CBM-BD), a constrained clustering method is presented to cluster the CBM-BD in CCS. Although the proposed clustering method looks like conventional K-means in some part, it can solve some limitations of K-means in our research."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The experimental results show that the proposed method is able to detect RS with high robustness."

For more information on this research see: Improved Color Barycenter Model and Its Separation for Road Sign Detection. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, 2013;E96D(12):2839-2849. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems can be contacted at: Ieice-Inst Electronics Information Communications Eng, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg, 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-0011, Japan.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Q.S. Zhang, Waseda University, Grad Sch Informat Prod & Syst IPS, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 8080135, Japan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Kitakyushu, Information Technology

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