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Scene Reconstruction Pose Estimation and Tracking

Edited by Rustam Stolkin, ISBN 978-3-902613-06-6, 530 pages, Publisher: I-Tech Education and Publishing, Chapters published June 01, 2007 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/58751

This book reports recent advances in the use of pattern recognition techniques for computer and robot vision. The sciences of pattern recognition and computational vision have been inextricably intertwined since their early days, some four decades ago with the emergence of fast digital computing. All computer vision techniques could be regarded as a form of pattern recognition, in the broadest sense of the term. Conversely, if one looks through the contents of a typical international pattern recognition conference proceedings, it appears that the large majority (perhaps 70-80%) of all pattern recognition papers are concerned with the analysis of images. In particular, these sciences overlap in areas of low level vision such as segmentation, edge detection and other kinds of feature extraction and region identification, which are the focus of this book.