Navigating through Logic-Based Scene Models for High-Level Scene Interpretations

  • Bernd Neumann
  • Thomas Weiss
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2626)


This paper explores high-level scene interpretation with logic-based conceptual models. The main interest is in aggregates which describe interesting co-occurrences of physical objects and their respective views in a scene. Interpretations consist of instantiations of aggregate concepts supported by evidence from a scene. It is shown that flexible interpretation strategies are possible which are important for cognitive vision, e.g. mixed bottom-up and top-down interpretation, exploitation of context, recognition of intentions, task-driven focussing. The knowledge representation language is designed to easily map into a Description Logics (DL), however, current DL systems do not (yet) offer services which match high-level vision interpretation requirements. A table-laying scene is used as a guiding example. The work is part of the EU-project CogVis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Neumann
    • 1
  • Thomas Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.FB InformatikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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