A Progress Report on VISIONS: Representation and Control in the Construction of Visual Models.
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
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This report is an interim progress report on the evolving structure of VISIONS, a computer system for general visual perception. The goal of the system is the segmentation and interpretation of a digitized color image of natural outdoor scenes. The report outlines the multi-level data structures used for representing both a visual model of the scene and the semantic data base of stored knowledge about the world. A flexible modular strategy controls the operation of processes which embody diverse forms of knowledge, and allows both data-directed and knowledge-directed model building. A model search space is used to store a sketch of the processing history during model formation, so that limited, directed back-tracking will be facilitated.