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It is hardly necessary to emphasize the importance of visual sensing and interpretation in human activities. We can appreciate the severe handicaps and limitations imposed on the mental and physical activities of the blind, often ameliorated to varying degrees by laborious training of tactile, auditory, and olfactory sensory capabilities. The importance of human vision is a major motivation for the intense interest in and significant research effort devoted to machine vision.