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Porn in CS

2009-05-11 12:21:18.074781+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Keeping Abreast of Pornographic Research in Computer Science. Cute, but not too much: Pointing out that the "Lena" example oft-used for image processing examples is the top 5 inches of a Playboy centerfold image, and then looking at more recent attempts to automatically detect explicit content in images.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Graphics ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-11 14:25:31.408088+00 by: m

"At the end of their paper, Rowley, Jing, and Baluja (of Google) speculate on how to spur further advances:

...because of the ubiquity of the Internet, search engines, and the widespread proliferation of electronic images, adult-content detection is an important problem to address. To improve the rate of progress in this field it would be useful to establish a large fixed test set which can be used by both researchers and commercial ventures."

Reminds me of an old SF story in which one moved an "adjective cellar" over one's writings. The purpose was to remove unneeded wordiness and generally improve literacy. I wish I had one, it would be even more useful than a spell checker.