Basic Concepts of Knowledge-Based Image Understanding

  • R. Tadeusiewicz
  • P. S. Szczepaniak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4953)


In the paper, the main paradigm of image understanding as well as possible way for practical machine realization in relatively simple situations is presented. The notion ’simple situations’ reflects more our humility with respect to the complication of human perception process than the form of objects to be recognized and interpreted. Crucial for our approach are formalization of human knowledge about class of images to be automatically interpreted and realization of cognitive resonance while the particular method put at work is the active contour approach.


Image understanding machine learning active contours 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Tadeusiewicz
    • 1
  • P. S. Szczepaniak
    • 2
  1. 1.AGH University of TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceTechnical University of LodzLodzPoland

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