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An early attempt at detecting artwork borders consisted of the following steps: Gaussian blur
Combine x and y Sobel Filters (w/ scaling)
Gaussian blur
Canny edge detection
Finding Hough lines
Extrapolating the intersection of the Hough lines to get corners
The choice of the Sobel filter was motivated by the great number of artwork images with light and gradual transitions between the artworks and their surrounding mattes, as well as between the paper artworks and their backgrounds. The smoothing in the Sobel filter makes it an edge detector well equipped for gradual borders. The Gaussian blur was used to minimize the interfering details within the artworks. The Canny edge detector was then used to fill in discontinuities in the borders. Finally, Hough lines were found, in the hopes that the most prominent lines would be along the edges of the artwork. (via Using Pattern Recognition to Automatically Crop Framed Art - Artsy Engineering)

An early attempt at detecting artwork borders consisted of the following steps: Gaussian blur
Combine x and y Sobel Filters (w/ scaling)
Gaussian blur
Canny edge detection
Finding Hough lines
Extrapolating the intersection of the Hough lines to get corners
The choice of the Sobel filter was motivated by the great number of artwork images with light and gradual transitions between the artworks and their surrounding mattes, as well as between the paper artworks and their backgrounds. The smoothing in the Sobel filter makes it an edge detector well equipped for gradual borders. The Gaussian blur was used to minimize the interfering details within the artworks. The Canny edge detector was then used to fill in discontinuities in the borders. Finally, Hough lines were found, in the hopes that the most prominent lines would be along the edges of the artwork. (via Using Pattern Recognition to Automatically Crop Framed Art - Artsy Engineering)

"The analysis suggests that Jeter does not rely on baseball clichés, the “We’ll get ’em tomorrow, one game at a time” waste of oxygen that can cause sportswriters to daydream of baseball-free winters. But he does have pet phrases, like “swinging the bat.”"

With His Words and Deeds, Derek Jeter Never Entered Foul Territory - NYTimes.com

"Diverting resources that might have been dedicated to crises greater than a ballplayer’s retirement, The New York Times recently conducted an analysis of thousands of Jeter quotations it had recorded since his first major league game."

With His Words and Deeds, Derek Jeter Never Entered Foul Territory - NYTimes.com

"The term “coffee break” was unknown before 1952, when the Pan-American Coffee Bureau ran the ad campaign “Give yourself a Coffee-Break — and Get What Coffee Gives to You.” It was later popularized by John Watson, a psychologist who was working for Maxwell House"

The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work - Quartz

Bye bye summer! Enjoyed you thoroughly!

Bye bye summer! Enjoyed you thoroughly!

#ironman #mightylam what’s next he says? Coulda pushed harder he says!! #triathlon

#ironman #mightylam what’s next he says? Coulda pushed harder he says!! #triathlon

This is what we all look like after (cheering for) a race #ironman #mightylam #triathlon

This is what we all look like after (cheering for) a race #ironman #mightylam #triathlon

The outdoor lounge

The outdoor lounge

Mighty Lam!! Triathlon ready

Mighty Lam!! Triathlon ready

Zum Schneider! From the #EastVillage to #Montauk

Zum Schneider! From the #EastVillage to #Montauk

"Effectively, Starboard is saying the two companies could merge their competing products and layoff all the redundant employees."

Investor Wants Yahoo and AOL to Merge Into Single Corporate Catastrophe

"Based on our analysis, we believe that a combination of Yahoo and AOL could offer synergies of up to $1 billion by significantly reducing the cost overlaps in their Display advertising businesses as well as synergies in corporate overhead. Importantly, we believe the combined entity would be able to more successfully navigate the ongoing industry changes, such as the growth of programmatic advertising and migration to mobile. In addition, we believe a combination could also lead to revenue growth opportunities given the broader user base, higher quality content, better technology assets, and enhanced relationships with advertising agencies."

Investor Wants Yahoo and AOL to Merge Into Single Corporate Catastrophe