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A Scene Interpretation System
Author(s): Steve Mader; Wing Au; Mike Bazakos
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Paper Abstract

A scene interpretation system can be partitioned into three levels of processing: low level, mid level, and high level. We describe here a systematic approach to scene interpretation that embeds these three levels of processing in a structured hierarchical blackboard architecture. Each blackboard level contains modular knowledge sources which perform numeric and/or symbolic processing. The low level processing blackboard is embedded as one of the knowledge sources within the mid level processing blackboard which is in turn embedded as a knowledge source within the high level processing blackboard. The benefits of this scene interpretation system architecture are efficient bi-directional flow of control between processing levels, modularized multispectral/multisensor image processing, and information feedback for performance improvement and for spatial/temporal tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0937, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VI, (29 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946965
Show Author Affiliations
Steve Mader, Honeywell Systems & Research Center (United States)
Wing Au, Honeywell Systems & Research Center (United States)
Mike Bazakos, Honeywell Systems & Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0937:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VI
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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