• Computer-aided detection systems applied to discovering underwater mines in side-scan sonar images. The method points to particular areas in a sonar image, labeling areas that are potentially dangerous. With this approach, operators can then further investigate a short list of images to quickly and accurately detect mines.
• Texture database applications to browse and interpret aerial photos in geographic information systems (GIS). This approach digitizes and then interprets aerial photography. Using the digital map, management can make decisions with more accuracy and confidence—for instance, designing a more efficient irrigation system or determining a soil sampling regime for fertility assessment.
• News video applications dedicated to indexing and retrieving news videos. The authors show how news headlines are used to retrieve a full news story. This lets users go directly to the full story from the headline of interest.