Accession Number : ADP001202

Title :   On the Evaluation of Scene Analysis Algorithms,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Laws,Kenneth I.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper describes software evaluation methods developed at SRI International to evaluate contributions to the ARPA/DMA Image Understanding (IU) Testbed. Examples of evaluation results are also presented. The primary purpose of the IU Testbed is to provide a means for transferring technology from the DARPA-sponsored IU research program to DMA and to other organizations in the defense community. The approach taken to achieve this purpose has two components: 1) The establishment of a uniform environment as compatible as practical with the environments of research centers at universities participating in the IU research program. Thus, organizations obtaining copies of the Testbed can receive a continuing flow of new results derived from on-going research, and 2) The acquisition, integration, testing, and evaluation of selected scene analysis techniques that represent mature examples of generic areas of research activity. These contributions from participants in the IU research program will allow organizations with Testbed copies to begin the immediate exploration of applications of IU technology to problems in automated cartography and other areas of scene analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Computer program documentation, *Test and evaluation, *Image processing, Pattern recognition, Test beds, Technology transfer, Military applications, Mapping, Parameters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE