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Elements of a Gestalt algebra: Steps towards understanding images and scenes

: Michaelsen, E.; Arens, M.; Doktorski, L.

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Gurevich, I.:
Image Mining: Theory and Applications : Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Image Mining Theory and Applications IMTA 2008. In conjunction with VISIGRAPP 2008, Funchal, Madeira, 22 - 25 January, 2008
Porto: INSTICC Press, 2008
ISBN: 978-898-8111-25-8
International Workshop on Image Mining Theory and Applications (IMTA) <1, 2008, Funchal, Madeira>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer FOM ( IOSB)

A mathematical structure is sketched that is meant to capture the regularities and hierarchies in the structure of images. The approach is motivated by difficulties arising from aerial image analysis of urban terrain. It is not feasible to list and model all possibilities for things such as buildings that occur in such data. Emanating from the Gestalt-theory of perception an abstract algebra of operations on image objects is defined and the formal properties are discussed. It is intended to build a future software system on such formalisms that will realize only those gestalt models that are evident from the data and can build and recognize structures of previously unseen and unexpected structure.