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CS 516 — Content-based Image and Video Analysis
(dt. Inhaltsbasierte Bild- und Videoanalyse)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral or written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Computer Science.
One semester,
Im Wechsel mit anderen specialization moduleen
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben, Dr. Markus Mühling


The lecture deals with methods for content-based image processing

and video analysis. The following topics will be covered:

  • Basics of image and video processing
  • Machine learning
  • Basics of deep neural networks (CNN, LSTM)
  • cut detection
  • image recognition
  • similarity search
  • image segmentation
  • person recognition
  • Text spotting

Qualification Goals

The learning objective of the module is to understand and be able to apply the methods necessary for the content-based analysis of image and video data. These include methods of image and moving image processing and machine learning. After visiting the module, the listeners should be able to design and implement software systems for image recognition based on Deep Learning libraries (Caffe, Tensorflow, ...). In addition, the students practice scientific working methods by training their ability to abstract as well as recognizing, formulating and solving problems.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Object-oriented Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures. In addition, programming experience in Python and C++ is recommended and basic knowledge of Linux is helpful.


Module imported from M.Sc. Computer Science.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Data Science
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Data Science
  • M.Sc. Computer Science

When studying B.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Compulsory Elective Modules in Computer Science.

The module is assigned to Practical Computer Science. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

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Please note:

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