Picture Processing and Psychopictorics

Picture Processing and Psychopictorics

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: B.S. Lipkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146852

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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

  • Preface

    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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  • No. of pages: 534
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146852

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