This practical and easy-to-follow text explores the theoretical underpinnings of decision forests, organizing the vast existing literature on the field within a new, general-purpose forest model. Topics and features: with a foreword by Prof. Y. Amit and Prof. D. Geman, recounting their participation in the development of decision forests; introduces a flexible decision forest model, capable of addressing a large and diverse set of image and video analysis tasks; investigates both the theoretical foundations and the practical implementation of decision forests; discusses the use of decision forests for such tasks as classification, regression, density estimation, manifold learning, active learning and semi-supervised classification; includes exercises and experiments throughout the text, with solutions, slides, demo videos and other supplementary material provided at an associated website; provides a free, user-friendly software library, enabling the reader to experiment with forests in a hands-on manner.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 5913 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the reviews:
"This book is a comprehensive presentation of the theory and use of decision forests in a wide range of applications, centered on computer vision and medical imaging. The book is strikingly well integrated. ... This is an excellent volume on the concept, theory, and application of decision forests. ... I highly recommend it to those currently working in the field, as well as researchers desiring an introduction to the application of random forests for imaging applications." (Creed Jones, Computing Reviews, March, 2014)