Picture Engineering by K.S. FuPicture Engineering by K.S. Fu

Picture Engineering

byK.S. FuEditorT.L. Kunii

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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This book seeks to elucidate picture engineering as a new discipline for hand­ ling the entire scope of picture processing in a systematic manner. Picture engineering as a discipline has three aspects, the first of which is methodo­ logical, technical, and architectural. The second consists of pattern ana­ lysis and recognition of pictorial input, picture database management, inclu­ ding picture data structure and data representation for picture storage and transformation, and computer graphics for picture output and display. Ver­ satile applications such as computer-aided design, manufacturing and testing (CAD/CAM/CAT), office automation (GA), robotics, and fancy computer arts com­ prise the third aspect. This book covers all three aspects in original papers by leading experts in the discipline. The book is divided into six parts. Part I covers the central topic of pictorial database management in three papers. The first, by Yamaguchi and Kunii, presents a data model for designing a picture database computer. The second, by Klinger, discusses the organization of computers for handling pic­ torial data. In the third paper, Shi-Kuo Chang treats the indexing and enco­ ding of pictorial data. Part II is devoted to picture representation. First, a general approach to picture analysis using both syntactic (structural) and semantic information is described by Fu. This is followed by an in-depth explanation of various 3-D shape representation methods by Ikebe and Miyamoto. Schumaker elaborates polar spline representation of 3-D objects, and finally,Enomoto, Yonezaki and Watanabe describe a unique method of characterizing 3-D surfaces by struc­ ture lines.
Title:Picture EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pagesPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642878695

ISBN - 13:9783642878695

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Table of Contents

I Pictorial Database Management.- PICCOLO: A Data Model for Picture Database Computers.- Computer System Organization for Pictorial Data.- A Methodology for Picture Indexing and Encoding.- II Picture Representation.- A General (Syntactic-Semantic) Approach to Picture Analysis.- Shape Design, Representation and Restoration with Splines.- Computer-Aided Design of 3-D Objects Using Polar Spline Representations.- Application of Structure Lines to Surface Construction and 3-Dimensional Analysis.- III Picture Computer Arcinitecture.- A Configurable Micro Array Computer for Signal and Image Processing.- A Multiprocessor System for Dynamic Scene Analysis.- VLSI Array Architecture for Picture Processing.- IV Office Automation.- High-Level Programming Support for Color/Graphics Reports.- An Approach to Image Editing and Filing.- A Multiple Microprocessor System for Office Image Processing.- V Computer-Aided Design.- Logic Diagram Editing for Interactive Logic Design.- Extended Graphic Functions of the A-IDAS System for Visual Design.- VI Computer Art.- Towards an Intelligent Computer Art System.- Index of Contributors.