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Incorporating knowledge via regularization theory: applications in vision and image processing

  • David Suter
  • Harvey A. Cohen
Vision And Robotics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)

Abstract

In computer vision one is faced with the task of discovering the nature of objects that produced the light intensity distribution received by the camera. In order to solve this problem, one usually uses knowledge of the optics, the reflectance properties of surfaces, and of the structure of the objects one is expecting to find in a given scene. In many problems in image processing one is trying to use knowledge of the imaged objects, or of the image formation process, to reconstruct a better image from a degraded image.

A proper computational formulation of these problems recognises that they involve inverse processes that are mathematically ill-posed. This allows one to derive systematically, computational schemes based upon regularization theory that ensure existence of solution and stability of inversion process.

Such approaches often suggest particular types of algorithms for efficient solution to the problems. These, in turn, often are suggestive of implementations that are highly parallel, require only local information and simple operations. These implementations have the essential features of neural network approaches to computation; we present simulations of these.

Keywords and phrases

Computer Vision Image Processing Regularization Ill-Posed Neural Network 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Suter
    • 1
  • Harvey A. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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