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

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19715-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1921-0
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