Image Interpretation Task
ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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In response to a research requirement of the Department of the Army, an extensive exploratory survey of human factors problems in image in terpretation was undertaken in 1958 by the Support Systems Research Laboratory APRO. The primary objective was to define problems which were amenable to research attack and which showed promise of meeting of the Armys immediate and long-range needs. The APRO research effort was formulated to answer two broad questions 1 What are the skills, abilities, and techniques necessary to extract intelligence information from conventional and newer types of imagery. 2 How can the Army best utilize its available human resources to cope with ever increasing variety of image types and at the same time maintain required standards of speed, accuracy, and completeness. The present report briefly describes the research objectives and summarizes the experiments conducted to date within each of four subtask areas encompassed by the research program of the Image Interpretation Task.