Hierarchical Neural Networks for Image Interpretation by Sven BehnkeHierarchical Neural Networks for Image Interpretation by Sven Behnke

Hierarchical Neural Networks for Image Interpretation

bySven Behnke

Paperback | August 21, 2003

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Human performance in visual perception by far exceeds the performance of contemporary computer vision systems. While humans are able to perceive their environment almost instantly and reliably under a wide range of conditions, computer vision systems work well only under controlled conditions in limited domains.

This book sets out to reproduce the robustness and speed of human perception by proposing a hierarchical neural network architecture for iterative image interpretation. The proposed architecture can be trained using unsupervised and supervised learning techniques.

Applications of the proposed architecture are illustrated using small networks. Furthermore, several larger networks were trained to perform various nontrivial computer vision tasks.

Title:Hierarchical Neural Networks for Image InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:227 pagesPublished:August 21, 2003Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540407227

ISBN - 13:9783540407225

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Table of Contents

I. Theory.- Neurobiological Background.- Related Work.- Neural Abstraction Pyramid Architecture.- Unsupervised Learning.- Supervised Learning.- II. Applications.- Recognition of Meter Values.- Binarization of Matrix Codes.- Learning Iterative Image Reconstruction.- Face Localization.- Summary and Conclusions.

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"This booklet is the reprint of a thesis. It addresses image interpretation using a neural network architecture mimicking the human visual system. . The exposition is divided in two parts, namely theory and applications. . In short this thesis is very interesting, well written and easy to read." (Jean Th. Lapresté, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1041 (16), 2004)