Wilson, R.G. and Knutsson, H. (1994) Seeing things. Technical Report. Department of Computer Science, Coventry, UK.
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This paper is concerned with the problem of attaching meaningful symbols to aspects of the visible environment in machine and biological vision. It begins with a review of some of the arguments commonly used to support either the 'symbolic' or the 'behaviourist' approach to vision. Having explored these avenues without arriving at a satisfactory conclusion, we then present a novel argument, which starts from the question : given a functional description of a vision system, when could it be said to support a symbolic interpretation? We argue that to attach symbols to a system, its behaviour must exhibit certain well defined regularities in its response to its visual input and these are best described in terms of invariance and equivariance to transformations which act in the world and induce corresponding changes of the vision system state. This approach is illustrated with a brief exploration of the problem of identifying and acquiring visual representations having these symmetry properties, which also highlights the advantages of using an 'active' model of vision.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Technical Report)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Mr Ebrahim Ardeshir|
|Date Deposited:||21 Dec 2011 14:29|
|Last Modified:||01 Nov 2012 18:06|
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