Accession Number : AD0785160

Title :   On the Optimal Detection of Curves in Noisy Pictures,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Montanari,Ugo

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A technique for recognizing systems of lines is presented, in which the heuristic of the problem is not embedded in the recognition algorithm but is expressed in a figure of merit. A multistage decision process is then able to recognize in the input picture the optimal system of lines according to the given figure of merit. Due to the global approach, greater flexibility and adequacy in the particular problem is achieved. The relation between the structure of the figure of merit and the complexity of the optimization process is then discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Image processing, *Pattern recognition, Dynamic programming, Graphics, Signal processing, Artificial intelligence

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE