Chapter 5 VGM Platform Overview

In the field of observation, chance favours only the prepared mind.

―Louis Pasteur


This chapter provides an overview of the visual genome model (VGM) platform, including registries, controllers, functions, APIs, and data structures. The VGM platform allows for cooperative development of the visual genome project, as well as other specialized projects, and can be deployed in several configurations:

–Cloud server: IoT (internet of things) devices, phones, tablets, or other remote devices can use a C++ or SOAP/REST API to access a VGM cloud server.

–Devices: The entire VGM can be hosted on any suitable device with adequate compute power.

A major goal for this chapter is to provide an overview of the base ...

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