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Systematic method of design and realization of applications in vision
Author(s): Patrick J. Bonnin; Bertrand Zavidovique
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Paper Abstract

Image processing is progressively becoming a science, but it remains closer to techniques than to theory. Hence, one needs to define a common frame to settle general enough problems and to build systems for various purposes in vision: a systematic method for tackling applications in computer vision. The tentative method here stems from three main principles: (1) taking the operational framework into account, to get constraints, (2) introducing specific knowledge related to the application as early as possible, and (3) extracting local and global image properties at both segmentation and matching steps. As it is shown in the paper, all principles ask for an explicit expertise on classical image processing techniques: application bounds and limits. They lead to less classical image procedures, to be specially developed as in the present case: (1) cooperative segmentation, (2) use of planarity constraints. Two applications have been selected, they are different on both their operational framework and the image processing problems they pose: (1) target tracking in IR imagery, (2) 3-D scene reconstruction of classical mobile robot environments: indoor or outdoor urban scenes. Both systems have actually been designed and built. It is impossible to prove any generality of a method based on two different applications only, but these have been selected to be generic enough and with sufficient differences between them so that our systematic method of applicative system designing can likely be used with success in many other image processing applications. After explaining the systematic method outlines through the three basic principles, each principle is illustrated by examples derived from both the above mentioned applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1771, Applications of Digital Image Processing XV, (12 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139064
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Patrick J. Bonnin, ETCA/CREA/SP (France)
Bertrand Zavidovique, ETCA and Univ. de Paris XI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1771:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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