Knowledge Based Modelling of Natural Scenes

  • Oliver Grau
  • Ralf Tönjes
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A knowledge based approach for the automatic generation of 3D models from stereo images is presented. Two different application fields are shown: The modelling of houses and the modelling of landscapes from aerial images. The models are used for computer graphic applications. A human observer is in possession of a priori knowledge about the scene. To meet his expectations and thus to improve realism the presented approach employs explicit knowledge. The knowledge base is exploited to derive constraints for surface reconstruction and to complete partially occluded models.


Stereo Image Aerial Image Conceptional Layer Flat Roof Knowledge Base System 
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© British Computer Society 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Grau
    • 1
  • Ralf Tönjes
    • 1
  1. 1.Intitut für Theoretische Nachrichtentechnik und Informationsverarbeitung Division ”Automatic Image Interpretation”Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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