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Picture Processing and Psychopictorics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124515505, 9780323146852

Picture Processing and Psychopictorics

1st Edition

Editor: B.S. Lipkin
eBook ISBN: 9780323146852
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1970
Page Count: 534
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Picture Processing and Psychopictorics explores the selected aspects of perception and picture processing involving variables that are relevant to psychopictoric research. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 18 chapters.
The first three parts cover the three classes of psychophysical variables, namely, contrast and border, shape and geometry, and texture. These parts also deal with the factors that influence the detection of objects in complex images. The discussion then shifts to the role of these factors in perception, as well as the computer analysis and manipulation of images with respect to these factors. The fourth part describes the programming systems for online experimental design and image manipulation. This work will be of great value to psychologists concerned with determining how the human extracts information from visual stimuli and to computer scientist concerned with developing programs and equipment to extract similar information from images.

Table of Contents


Introduction Psychopictorics

I. Contrast and Border

Some Psychophysical and Neurophysiological Data on Contrast and Contour Sensitivity

The Evaluation and Manipulation of Photographic Images

Object Enhancement and Extraction

Spatial Frequency Filtering

Processing Quantum Limited Images

II. Shape and Geometry

The Role of Shape and Geometry in Picture Recognition

Resolution, Scale Change, and Information Distortion

Geometrical Operations on Digitized Pictures

Boundary Encoding and Processing

Medial Axis Transformations

III. Texture

Visual Analyses of Texture in the Detection and Recognition of Objects

Texture Synthesis

Textural Properties for Pattern Recognition

Some Thoughts on Texture Discrimination by Computer

Edge and Curve Detection for Texture Discrimination

IV. Programming systems

On-line Experimental Design Program

Steps toward System for Processing Biological Images

The PAX II Picture Processing System

Author Index

Subject Index


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