ISIS: An Interactive Facility for Scene Analysis Research


Tenenbaum, J. M., Garvey, T. D., Weyl, S. A., & Wolf, H. C. (1974). ISIS: An interactive facility for scene analysis research. SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER.


This paper summarizes initial progress in developing a computer system that can be rapidly programmed to analyze any class of pictorial scenes. Scene analysis programs have been awkward to develop using conventional programming systems because of the difficulty of formulating pictorial descriptions in symbolic terms. Picture processing techniques are inherently ad hoc and must be deduced empirically for each application. We have constructed an interactive system specifically designed for expressing and experimenting with perceptual strategies.

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