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UCSD Computer Vision

Grant Van Horn, MS

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GrOCR is an ongoing research project for word recognition in unconstrained images. The name is derived from the original impetus of the project, OCR for reading text on products found in grocery stores. While the focus of the project has moved beyond just that domain, the name has remained the same.


Visipedia is a joint project between Pietro Perona's Vision Group at Caltech and Serge Belongie's Vision Group at UCSD. Visipedia, short for "Visual Encyclopedia," is an augmented version of Wikipedia, where pictures are first-class citizens alongside text. Goals of Visipedia include creation of h...


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