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sift

[sift]
(computer science)
To extract certain desired information items from a large quantity of data.

SIFT

SHARE Internal Fortran Translator. Translation utility designed for converting Fortran II to Fortran IV. The word "sift" was often used as a verb to describe converting code from one language to another. Sammet 1969, p.153.
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Performances of indoor object detection and recognition using SIFT with SVM are measured for different categories.
To detect the SIFT feature points, scale-space extrema in the difference-of-Gaussian (DoG) function, .
The contribution includes the development of SIFT and SURF local feature detectors on both CPU and GPU for processing a whole fingerprint database.
SIFT (Lowe, 2004) is an algorithm used for detection and description of local image features in the area of computer vision.
Meanwhile, NYPD officers working along the conveyor belts kept telling me to slow the belts down so they could properly sift through the debris.
Whether service firms are used heavily or only occasionally, the input from an "outside" source can be helpful for an IHE trying to manage all aspects of a major database, Sift notes.
For the best crumb, don't sift the flour (you're making a quick bread, not a cake); just spoon into a measuring cup, then level off.
There are occasional years when I'm particularly organized in the fall, and I sift all of the compost first, mixing it with sharp sand and some wood ashes, before bringing it in.
Having gathered everything together in one place, Catuneanu provides an excellent opportunity to sift, sort, toss out and recast this material, to create that simplified and eminently practical synthesis.
responded to one of America's highest-profile challenges when it stepped in with methods to efficiently and effectively sift through the debris that was hauled away from the site of the former World Trade Center in New York.
The ICSA Labs SIFT Certification program includes both Web and e-mail content management and filtering, and is an independent and comprehensive process that vigorously tests, assesses and validates the security of Internet filtering and management relied upon by corporate users to help manage their corporate Internet access and usage.