16-721: Advanced Perception

Spring 2006



        LabelMe a large database of over 10,000 annotated images with over 2,000 different object descriptions. Plus there is a fun labeling game to get the database.

        The PASCAL Object Recognition Database Collection

        Caltech 101 labeled pictures of objects belonging to 101 categories.

        ESP game


        The Computer Vision Homepage contains an extensive list of other databases

        CMU face databases

        MIT databases for faces, pedestrians and cars

        GRAZ 02 database of segmentation masks for bikes people and cars

        UIUC Image Database for Car Detection

        ETH-80 database for object categorization

        Wordnet Large searchable database of the relationships between different words. Useful for automatically determining what image annotations mean.


        Flickr has a large collection of searchable images which can be automatically downloaded using these Matlab scripts (requires the open-source command-line browser Lynx) has a large collection of images of streets in major U.S. cities, which is searchable by street address.

        Webcams are another great source of freely available image data. Some tools for using them are available here:

o       A script for logging webcams automatically using the Lynx browser

o       A cron script that runs the webcam logging script every 10 minutes

o       A script for using mencoder to make avi files from the captured images

        Aerial images of the entire California coastline are available here.

Most recently updated on January. 16, 2006 by David Bradley

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