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Model-Driven Vision Using Procedure Description: Motivation And Application To Photointerpretation And Medical Diagnosis
Author(s): Keith A. Lantz; Christopher M. Brown; Dana H. Ballard
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Paper Abstract

We present a general scheme for the representation and use of procedural knowledge in an image understanding system. Each procedure has associated with it a procedure descriptor, which characterizes the procedure's capabilities in terms of its input/output behavior and its performance characteristics. A general control paradigm, based on descriptor-directed invocation of procedures, is presented and shown to allow for: intelligent, goal-directed invocation; dynamic planning using local context; modular addition and change of procedural knowledge; and flexible allocation of computing resources. The representation scheme and control paradigm are being applied in the domains Of medical imagery (ultrasonograms and radiographs) and aerial imagery (of industrial sites).

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1979
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0155, Image Understanding Systems and Industrial Applications I, (9 January 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.956741
Show Author Affiliations
Keith A. Lantz, University of Rochester (United States)
Christopher M. Brown, University of Rochester (United States)
Dana H. Ballard, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0155:
Image Understanding Systems and Industrial Applications I
Ram Nevatia, Editor(s)

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