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Grazia Pulvirenti, Renata Gambino, The paradox of Romantic ekphrasis. Metacritic discourse, perception and imagination in art descripti


Ekphrasis is a text genre based on the intertwining of visual and verbal features, involving the processes of both reading, and priming a visual image or a related action. We argue in this study that...

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Saulius J. Garalevicius,

Memory–Prediction Framework for Pattern Recognition: Performance and Suitability of the Bayesian Mod


Source: American Association for Artif
Year: 2007

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This paper explores an inferential system for recognizing visual patterns. The system is inspired by a recent memory-prediction theory and models the high-level architecture of the human neocortex. The paper describes the hierarchical architecture and recognition performance of this Bayesian model. A number of possibilities are analyzed for bringing the model closer to the theory, making it uniform, scalable, less biased and able to learn a larger variety of images and their transformations. The effect of these modifications on recognition accuracy is explored. We identify and discuss a number of both conceptual and practical challenges to the Bayesian approach as well as missing details in the theory that are needed to design a scalable and universal model.

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