Accession Number : AD0713163

Title :   SHAPE SYNTHESIS, I,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Rosenfeld,Azriel ; Johnston,Emily

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The project is concerned with the computer synthesis of classes of natural shapes and patterns. The goal is to gain an understanding of the types of mathematical models that can be used to specify such classes. In this initial study, an approach based on medial axis transformations was used, and the synthesis of leaf shapes was taken as a test problem. A computer program was written to implement the chosen approach, and a mathematical model for this approach - in effect, a picture grammar for the leaf shapes - was formulated. Explicit use of coordinates appears to be desirable in grammars of this type. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), (*PLANTS(BOTANY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), CONFIGURATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE