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New method for identifying features of an image on a digital video display
Author(s): Michael D. Doyle
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Paper Abstract

The MetaMap process extends the concept of direct manipulation human-computer interfaces to new limits. Its specific capabilities include the correlation of discrete image elements to relevant text information and the correlation of these image features to other images as well as to program control mechanisms. The correlation is accomplished through reprogramming of both the color map and the image so that discrete image elements comprise unique sets of color indices. This process allows the correlation to be accomplished with very efficient data storage and program execution times. Image databases adapted to this process become object-oriented as a result. Very sophisticated interrelationships can be set up between images text and program control mechanisms using this process. An application of this interfacing process to the design of an interactive atlas of medical histology as well as other possible applications are described. The MetaMap process is protected by U. S. patent #4

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48076
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Michael D. Doyle, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1380:
Biostereometric Technology and Applications
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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