CHAPTER 7

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Ground Truth Data, Content, Metrics, and Analysis

Buy the truth and do not sell it.

—Proverbs 23:23

This chapter discusses several topics pertaining to ground truth data, the basis for computer vision metric analysis. We look at examples to illustrate the importance of ground truth data design and use, including manual and automated methods. We then propose a method and corresponding ground truth dataset for measuring interest point detector response as compared to human visual system response and human expectations. Also included here are example applications of the general robustness criteria and the general vision taxonomy developed ...

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