[Viame] FW: Announcing the early availability of the VIAME toolkit
anthony.hoogs at kitware.com
Tue Aug 30 18:41:15 EDT 2016
Hackathon attendees, see info on the hackathon preparation teleconference tomorrow. Please attend if you can, and note the action at the end to provide a quad chart describing your hackathon goals. Thanks,
From: Benjamin Richards - NOAA Federal [mailto:benjamin.richards at noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [Viame] Announcing the early availability of the VIAME toolkit
Thanks Anthony -
As a reminder, we have setup a WebEx portal for this tcon. The meeting information is as follows:
Meeting number: 998 625 492
Meeting link: https://noaa-meets.webex.com/noaa-meets/j.php?MTID=mac5fe56b34afe601508a749f7f924388
Participants code: 880411
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On Aug 30, 2016, at 6:43 AM, Anthony Hoogs <anthony.hoogs at kitware.com> wrote:
The VIAME toolkit was officially released yesterday, per the email below sent to the VIAME mailing list. Currently this list includes the hackathon attendees, so most of you should have received the announcement directly. If you’d like to join the list, please send me an email.
We’ll present an overview of the VIAME software and how to install it in the teleconference tomorrow.
From: Viame [ <mailto:viame-bounces at public.kitware.com> mailto:viame-bounces at public.kitware.com] On Behalf Of Linus Sherrill
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:56 PM
To: <mailto:viame at public.kitware.com> viame at public.kitware.com
Subject: [Viame] Announcing the early availability of the VIAME toolkit
VIAME is a processing framework designed to integrate image and
video processing algorithms in a flexible processing framework. The core
infrastructure connecting different system components is currently
supplied by the KWIVER library by the Vital algorithm framework and the
sprokit pipeline framework.
VIAME is an SDK intended to be an integration platform for assembling analytical tools
composed of modules from a wide variety of sources. Using the sprokit data flow
approach, data sources, image processing, detectors, and analyzers can be easily
integrated from different organizations.
Algorithms and processes can be developed independently as stand-alone modules
(libraries) that are discovered and loaded at run time. This dynamic approach
reduces coupling between customer code bases and facilitates easy sharing of these
modules without requiring each user to rebuild them from the original source.
Getting the software
VIAME itself can be built either as a super-build, which builds all of
its dependencies alongside itself, or standalone. By default it is a superbuild
so all major dependencies are built into the VIAME project. To build ViAME:
git clone <https://github.com/Kitware/VIAME.git> https://github.com/Kitware/VIAME.git
The build instructions can be found in the documentation directory: VIAME/doc/install_guide.rst
There are currently several cmake options to VIAME, such as
"VIAME_ENABLE_MATLAB", "VIAME_ENABLE_OPENCV", "VIAME_ENABLE_VXL", and
"VIAME_ENABLE_CAFFE" to turn on support for different components. It is generally a good
idea to enable most all of these options to assure that all KIWVER based components are available.
If a package based option is not enabled, then the functionality that depends on that package will
not be available from KWIVER or for your project.
The options can be set on the cmake command line or interactively selected
using the ccmake program.
Using the VIAME toolkit
The VIAME toolkit provides an environment to support data processing algorithms such
as image filters and detectors. There is a introductory tutorial on how to create
an object detector in the file "VIAME/doc/detector-introduction.rst". This tutorial
steps through creating a basic detector algorithm and then wraps that detector in
a sprokit process.
With the VIAME toolkit, you should be able to wrap existing image processing and
detection algorithms so they can be easily assembled and reconfigured to solve existing
and new image based problems.
In addition to the tutorial, there is a wrapped SCALLOP-TK detector to serve as an example
of how an external package are added to VIAME and how they can be wrapped. This
also serves as an example for how inputs and outputs are converted.
The current VIAME toolkit contains some basic support for running Matlab code as a detector and
image filter. Matlab support will evolve to meet the needs of the community.
In anticipation of the pre-hackathon teleconference to be held on Wednesday at 1PM EDT, we'd like participating organizations to prepare a single slide outlining their technology, their goals for the hackathon and other useful information as outlined in the following PowerPoint template:
To facilitate the meeting, please provide us your slide by noon on Wednesday so that we can aggregate them and make them available for the meeting.
Linus Sherrill - Staff R&D Engineer
28 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
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