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CV e-prints: 2021-01-14 to 2022-01-14


This question is part of the Hill Climbing Round of the Forecasting AI Progress Tournament. You can view all other questions in this round here.

arXiv is a repository of electronic preprints approved for posting after moderation, but not full peer review. It consists of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, mathematical finance and economics, which can be accessed online.

Many machine learning articles will be posted on arXiv before publication. In theoretical computer science and machine learning, over 60% of published papers have arXiv e-prints (Sutton et al. 2017).

Computer vision is a field that deals with how computers can gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. Pattern recognition is the related problem of recognition of patterns and regularities in data.

How many Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition e-prints will be published on arXiv over the 2021-01-14 to 2022-01-14 period?

This question resolves as the total number of Computer Vision e-prints published on arXiv over the 2021-01-14 to 2022-01-14 period (inclusive), as per the e-print's "original submission date".

Details of the search query

For the purpose of this question, Computer Vision e-prints published under Computer Science that are have the "cs.CV" tag. Note that for the purpose of this question, the tag will be searched in "all fields". The query should include cross-listed papers (papers listed on other subjects besides Computer Science). The query may be executed here.

The cs.CV category, according to arXiv:

Covers image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and scene understanding. Roughly includes material in ACM Subject Classes I.2.10, I.4, and I.5.

Running this query for previous years gives:

  • 5,721 for the calendar year 2017
  • 8,592 for the calendar year 2018
  • 11,596 for the calendar year 2019
  • 15,313 for the calendar year 2020

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