Neural networks in video-based age and gender recognition on mobile platforms
The paper considers the use of convolutional neural networks for the concurrent recognition of the gender and age of a person by video records of his face. The emphasis is on the incorporation of the approach into mobile video-recording software. We have investigated the fusion of decisions obtained during the processing of each video frame, including the use of the classifier committee based on Dempster–Shafer theory. We propose the novel age prediction method using the evaluation of the expectation of the most probable ages. We have compared existing neural-net models with a specially trained modification of the MobileNet convolution network with two outputs. The experimental results are given for such data collections as Kinect, IJB-A, Indian Movie and EmotiW. As compared with other conventional methods, our approach makes it possible to increase the age and sex recognition accuracy by 2-5% and 5-10% respectively.
This research investigates the effects of training sample balancing while solving intrusion classification task with convolution neural network. Using two convolutional neural networks with similar architecture, we conduct comparative analysis of classification task solution quality with and without training sample balancing. Experiments illustrate the efficiency of using training sample balancing in case of significant differences in the amount of samples in different classes.
In this paper we examine the age and gender video-based recognition problem using deep convolutional neural networks. The comparative analysis of classifier fusion algorithms to aggregate decisions for individual frames is presented. In order to improve the age and gender identification accuracy we implement the video-based recognition system with several aggregation methods. We provide the experimental comparison for IJB-A, Indian Movies and Kinect datasets. It is demonstrated that the most accurate decisions are obtained using the geometric mean and mathematical expectation of the outputs at softmax layers of the convolutional neural networks for gender recognition and age prediction, respectively.
The paper reviews the problem of age and gender recognition methods for video data using modern deep convolutional neural networks. We present the comparative analysis of classifier fusion algorithms to aggregate decisions for individual frames. We implemented the video-based recognition system with several aggregation methods to improve the age and gender identification accuracy. The experimental comparison of the proposed approach with traditional simple voting using IJB-A, Indian Movies, and Kinect datasets is provided. It is demonstrated that the most accurate decisions are obtained using the geometric mean and mathematical expectation of the outputs at softmax layers of the convolutional neural networks for gender recognition and age prediction, respectively.
The index of decreasing of ignorance after applying of combination rules is introduced and studied in the work within the frame of Dempster-Shafer theory. This index is analysed for some special sets (bodies) of evidence. It is shown that a strong correlation between bodies of evidence is a sufficient condition to decrease of ignorance after applying of combination rules. In addition, measure of conflict between the evidence introduced by axiomatically. A general view of a bilinear measure of conflict found. The upper and lower bounds dependence of the index decreasing of ignorance from the value of measures of the conflict after applying Dempster combination rule found.
The world is changing rapidly. The novelty, variability, uncertainty of the future – have become the norm of life. Internal motivation, initiative, self-regulation become important vital qualities. The development of not only cognition, but also meta- knowledge becomes the norm of educational practice. It is important that education in this situation develops subjectivity and the ability to preadaptation. At the same time, it is important that the practice of education develops on the basis of psychological research. A review of existing studies is given and planned experimental studies in this direction are described.
A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.
Event logs collected by modern information and technical systems usually contain enough data for automated process models discovery. A variety of algorithms was developed for process models discovery, conformance checking, log to model alignment, comparison of process models, etc., nevertheless a quick analysis of ad-hoc selected parts of a journal still have not get a full-fledged implementation. This paper describes an ROLAP-based method of multidimensional event logs storage for process mining. The result of the analysis of the journal is visualized as directed graph representing the union of all possible event sequences, ranked by their occurrence probability. Our implementation allows the analyst to discover process models for sublogs defined by ad-hoc selection of criteria and value of occurrence probability
The geographic information system (GIS) is based on the first and only Russian Imperial Census of 1897 and the First All-Union Census of the Soviet Union of 1926. The GIS features vector data (shapefiles) of allprovinces of the two states. For the 1897 census, there is information about linguistic, religious, and social estate groups. The part based on the 1926 census features nationality. Both shapefiles include information on gender, rural and urban population. The GIS allows for producing any necessary maps for individual studies of the period which require the administrative boundaries and demographic information.
Existing approaches suggest that IT strategy should be a reflection of business strategy. However, actually organisations do not often follow business strategy even if it is formally declared. In these conditions, IT strategy can be viewed not as a plan, but as an organisational shared view on the role of information systems. This approach generally reflects only a top-down perspective of IT strategy. So, it can be supplemented by a strategic behaviour pattern (i.e., more or less standard response to a changes that is formed as result of previous experience) to implement bottom-up approach. Two components that can help to establish effective reaction regarding new initiatives in IT are proposed here: model of IT-related decision making, and efficiency measurement metric to estimate maturity of business processes and appropriate IT. Usage of proposed tools is demonstrated in practical cases.