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Parallel hierarchical networks in communications
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Paper Abstract

Multistage integration of visual information in the brain allows people to respond quickly to most significant stimuli while preserving the ability to recognize small details in the image. Implementation of this principle in technical systems can lead to more efficient processing procedures. The multistage approach to image processing, described in this paper, comprises both main types of cortical multistage convergence. One of these types occurs within each visual pathway and the other between the pathways. This approach maps input images into a flexible hierarchy which reflects the complexity of the image data. The procedures of temporal image decomposition and hierarchy formation are described in mathematical terms. The multistage system highlights spatial regularities, which are passed through a number of transformational levels to generate a coded representation of the image which encapsulates, in a computer manner, structure on different hierarchical levels in the image. At each processing stage a single output result is computed to allow a very quick response from the system. The result is represented as an activity pattern, which can be compared with previously computed patterns on the basis of the closest match.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 6387, Next-Generation Communication and Sensor Networks 2006, 638704 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687584
Show Author Affiliations
L. I. Tymchenko, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)
O. V. Malinochka, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6387:
Next-Generation Communication and Sensor Networks 2006
Mohammed Atiquzzaman; Sergey I. Balandin, Editor(s)

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