High-level Vision

High-level Vision

Object Recognition and Visual Cognition

eBook - 1996
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MIT Press

In this book, Shimon Ullman focuses on the processes of high-level vision that deal with the interpretation and use of what is seen in the image. In particular, he examines two major problems. The first, object recognition and classification, involves recognizing objects despite large variations in appearance caused by changes in viewing position, illumination, occlusion, and object shape. The second, visual cognition, involves the extraction of shape properties and spatial relations in the course of performing visual tasks such as object manipulation, planning movements in the environment, or interpreting graphical material such as diagrams, graphs and maps.

The book first takes up object recognition and develops a novel approach to the recognition of three-dimensional objects. It then studies a number of related issues in high-level vision, including object classification, scene segmentation, and visual cognition. Using computational considerations discussed throughout the book, along with psychophysical and biological data, the final chapter proposes a model for the general flow of information in the visual cortex.

Understanding vision is a key problem in the brain sciences, human cognition, and artificial intelligence. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the theories developed in this work, High-Level Vision will be of interest to readers in all three of these fields.


In this book, Shimon Ullman focuses on the processes of high-level vision that dealwith the interpretation and use of what is seen in the image. In particular, he examines two majorproblems. The first, object recognition and classification, involves recognizing objects despitelarge variations in appearance caused by changes in viewing position, illumination, occlusion, andobject shape. The second, visual cognition, involves the extraction of shape properties and spatialrelations in the course of performing visual tasks such as object manipulation, planning movementsin the environment, or interpreting graphical material such as diagrams, graphs andmaps.

The book first takes up object recognition and develops a novel approach tothe recognition of three-dimensional objects. It then studies a number of related issues inhigh-level vision, including object classification, scene segmentation, and visual cognition. Usingcomputational considerations discussed throughout the book, along with psychophysical and biologicaldata, the final chapter proposes a model for the general flow of information in the visualcortex.

Understanding vision is a key problem in the brain sciences, humancognition, and artificial intelligence. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the theoriesdeveloped in this work, High-Level Vision will be of interest to readers in all three of thesefields.


Shimon Ullman focuses on the processes of high-level vision that deal with theinterpretation and use of what is seen in the image.



Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996
ISBN: 9780262285353
0262285355
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 412 pages) : illustrations

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