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3C Vision

Cues, Context and Channels

The exponential explosion of images and videos concerns everybody's common life, since this media is now present everywhere and in all human activities. Scientists, artists and engineers, in any field, need to be aware of the basic mechanisms that allow them to understand how images are essentially information carriers. Images bear a strong evocative power because their perception quickly brings into mind a number of related pictorial contents of past experiences and even of abstract concepts like pleasure, attraction or aversion.

This book analyzes the visual hints, thanks to which images are generally interpreted, processed and exploited both by humans and computer programs.


Graduates and researchers in image processing, vision and computer science

Hardbound, 254 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-385220-5


  • PART I: Visual mechanisms

    1. Vision mechanisms
    2. The image contents

    PART II: Visual cues

    1. Cues after artists (Lighting, Perspective, Relations) and tracks
    2. Image data tracks
    3. Image organization tracks
    4. Multi image tracks

    PART III: Visual contexts pp: 50

    1. Contexts after artists (Retrieval, Recognition and Research) and tracks
    2. Immediate context
    3. Structure bound context
    4. Interpretation bound context

    PART IV: Visual channels

    1. Channels after artists (Vision, Perception, Action)
    2. Visual data structures
    3. Perceptual structures
    4. Visual communication

    PART V: A vision about future developments


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