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I am currently publishing a paper on skin detection. However, I need to find the appropriate histogram bin size for each colorspace. I recently came upon a paper that published what it found to be the ideal bin size. The paper can be found at: I am specifically talking about Table 1. If I cite the source, would it be okay for me to use data from the table?

Note that I cannot contact the author of the paper.

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Yes using the data would be perfectly normal

But I'm not a lawyer, I'm only an academic talking about the etiquette of quoting results from another academic paper, I can't say anything about the copyright law in Azerbijan when applied to web apps by a Liberian shell company registered in the Cayman islands.

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Your answer is a bit contradictory... You said yes it does, but then followed it with its normal. Which one is it? :) – user44612 Apr 15 '12 at 2:28
Sorry, made the answer clearer - I meant yes it would be perfectly normal – Martin Beckett Apr 15 '12 at 2:51