Computer Vision by Dana H. Ballard, Christopher M. Brown

Large book cover: Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN/ASIN: 0131653164
ISBN-13: 9780131653160
Number of pages: 539

Computer vision is the construction of explicit, meaningful descriptions of physical objects from images. Image understanding is very different from image processing, which studies image-to-image transformations, not explicit description building. Descriptions are a prerequisite for recognizing, manipulating, and thinking about objects. Parts of the book assume some mathematical and computing background (calculus, linear algebra, data structures, numerical methods). However, throughout the book mathematical rigor takes a backseat to concepts. Our intent is to transmit a set of ideas about a new field to the widest possible audience.

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