Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, organised for the British Machine Vision Association by the Turing Institute 24–26 September 1991 University of Glasgow

  • Peter Mowforth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Demetri Terzopoulos
    Pages 9-12
  3. N. Bryson, C. J. Taylor
    Pages 22-28
  4. R. M. Curwen, A. Blake, R. Cipolla
    Pages 29-35
  5. Isaac Ng, J. Kittler, J. Illingworth
    Pages 36-44
  6. L. Du, G. D. Sullivan, K. D. Baker
    Pages 45-53
  7. T. F. Cootes, D. H. Cooper, C. J. Taylor, J. Graham
    Pages 54-61
  8. C. A. Rothwell, A. Zisserman, D. A. Forsyth, J. L. Mundy
    Pages 62-70
  9. Long Quan, Patrick Gros, Roger Mohr
    Pages 71-77
  10. Larry S. Shapiro, J. Michael Brady
    Pages 78-85
  11. Alistair J. Bray, Vaclav Hlavac
    Pages 95-103
  12. Wen Wen, Richard J. Fryer
    Pages 104-110
  13. A. Etemadi, J.-P. Schmidt, G. Matas, J. Illingworth, J. Kittler
    Pages 118-126
  14. Shiu Yin K. Yuen
    Pages 127-135
  15. Tim Ellis, Ahmed Abbood, Beatrice Brillault
    Pages 136-144
  16. P. H. S. Torr, T. Wong, D. W. Murray, A. Zisserman
    Pages 145-150
  17. Alistair J. Bray
    Pages 151-159
  18. Peter R. J. North
    Pages 160-168
  19. D. W. Murray, D. M. Pickup
    Pages 169-177
  20. R. I. Taylor, P. H. Lewis
    Pages 178-184
  21. David H. Cooper, Christopher J. Taylor, Jim Graham, Tim F. Cootes
    Pages 185-192
  22. Fenglei Du, Michael Brady, David Murray
    Pages 193-201
  23. J. P. McDonald, R. J. Fryer, J. P. Siebert
    Pages 210-216
  24. C. I. Attwood, G. D. Sullivan, K. D. Baker
    Pages 249-257
  25. Peter Miller, Sue Astley
    Pages 258-265
  26. A. Hill, C. J. Taylor
    Pages 266-274
  27. Piotr Jasiobedzki, Chris J. Taylor
    Pages 275-283
  28. D. L. Toulson, J. F. Boyce
    Pages 284-292
  29. Paul L. Rosin, Tim Ellis
    Pages 293-300
  30. T. N. Tan, G. D. Sullivan, K. D. Baker
    Pages 301-309
  31. A. D. Worrall, R. F. Marslin, G. D. Sullivan, K. D. Baker
    Pages 310-318
  32. R. T. Shann, J. P. Oakley
    Pages 319-322
  33. Fenglei Du, Michael Brady
    Pages 323-326
  34. Richard J. Gibbons, David J. Williams
    Pages 327-330
  35. S. Marshall
    Pages 331-334
  36. D. M. Booth, N. A. Thacker, J. E. W. Mayhew, M. K. Pidcock
    Pages 339-342
  37. T. J. Atherton, D. J. Kerbyson, G. R. Nudd
    Pages 343-346
  38. R. J. Fryer, J. Miller
    Pages 347-350
  39. Mark J. L. Orr, Robert B. Fisher, John Hallam
    Pages 351-354
  40. Ian Reid, J. Michael Brady
    Pages 355-358

About these proceedings


Lewis Carroll once wrote a story about a king who wanted a very accurate map of his kingdom. The king had a pathologically fastidious eye for detail and consequently decided that the map was to be produced at a scale of 1:1. The scribes dutifully set to and, in time, the map was made. The map carried details of every tree, every rock and every blade of grass throughout the entire land. The problem occurred when they tried to use -it. First of all, the map was extraordinarily difficult to open out and line up with the countryside. Its sheer bulk meant that it took whole armies to carry it and a great host of bureaucrats and technicians to maintain the information. Such was the detail of the map that as soon as the wind blew strongly, whole sections needed to be redrawn. What was worse was that all the farmers protested because the map completely cut out the light from the sun and all the crops died. Eventually the howls of protest became so strong that the king was forced to take action. He did away with the old paper copy and decided to use the kingdom itself as the map. All lived happily ever after. There are, at least, two morals to this tale. First, you are almost certainly doomed to failure if you do not get the representation of the problem right.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Mowforth
    • 1
  1. 1.The Turing Institute George HouseGlasgowUK

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