The exponential explosion of images and videos concerns everybody's common life, since this media is now present everywhere and in all human activities. Scientists, artists and… Read more
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The exponential explosion of images and videos concerns everybody's common life, since this media is now present everywhere and in all human activities. Scientists, artists and engineers, in any field, need to be aware of the basic mechanisms that allow them to understand how images are essentially information carriers. Images bear a strong evocative power because their perception quickly brings into mind a number of related pictorial contents of past experiences and even of abstract concepts like pleasure, attraction or aversion.This book analyzes the visual hints, thanks to which images are generally interpreted, processed and exploited both by humans and computer programs.
Comprehensive introductory text
Introduces the reader to the large world of imagery on which many human activities are based, from politics to entertainment, from technical reports to artistic creations
Provides a unified framework where both biological and artificial vision are discussed through visual cues, through the role of contexts and the available multi-channels to deliver information
Graduates and researchers in image processing, vision and computer science
ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Natural and Artificial Vision2. Visual Cues3. The Role of Contexts4. Channeling the Information
No. of pages: 254
Published: September 16, 2009
Hardback ISBN: 9780123852205
eBook ISBN: 9780123852212
Virginio Cantoni received the Laurea (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 1972 from Pavia University, Italy. He was a researcher of the Italian National Research Council from 1975 to 1983, and is presently a Full Professor of Computer Programming at Pavia University. From 1989 to 1995 Cantoni was Director of the Deparment of Computer Engineering, and from 1985 to 1990, he was the President of the Italian Group of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. He has been a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, and has been Invited Professor at the Paris XI University. Levialdi is a Fellow of the IAPR and a senior member of IEEE.
Affiliations and expertise
Full Professor of Computer Programming at Pavia University.
Dr Stefano Levialdi, IEEE Life Fellow, has published 300 papers on image processing, image communication and, in these last years, his research has focused on Human/Computer Interaction (visual languages and usability). He is Full Professor of Computer Science at Sapienza, Rome University since 1981. He won the Chair of Excelence at Carlos III University in Madrid. He has organized, chaired and contributed to over 50 International meetings. He is the Director of LUA (Laboratory of Usability and Accessibility at Sapienza). He is now retired, but works for the Elsevier Journal (JVLC) and reviews national research projects. His email is: [email protected]
Affiliations and expertise
Full Professor of Computer Science at Sapienza, Rome University