Kanade, T.

Model representations and control structures in image understanding


Hierarchies are observed in the levels of description used in image understanding along a few dimensions: processing unit, detail, composition and scene/view distinction. Emphasis is placed on the importance of explicitly handling the hierarchies both in representing knowledge and in using it. A scheme of "knowledge block" representation which is structured along the processing-unit hierarchy is also presented. I. INTRODUCTION Image Understanding System(IUS) constructs a description of the scene being viewed from an array of image sensory data: intensity, color, and sometimes range data. Image understanding is best characterized by description, whereas pattern recognition by classification, and image processing by image output.