Perceptual organization in computer vision: a review and a proposal for a classificatory structure

S. Sarkar, K.L. Boyer
1993 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
The evolution of perceptual organization in biological vision, and its necessity in advanced computer vision systems, arises from the characteristic that perception, the extraction of meaning from sensory input, is an intelligent process. This is particularly so for high order organisms and, analogically, for more sophisticated computational models. The role of perceptual organization in computer vision systems is explored. This is done from four vantage points. First, a brief history of
more » ... ual organization research in both humans and computer vision is offered. Next, a classificatory structure in which to cast perceptual organization research to clarify both the nomenclature and the relationships among the many contributions is proposed. Thirdly, the perceptual organization work in computer vision in the context of this classificatory structure is reviewed. Finally, the array of computational techniques applied to perceptual organization problems in computer vision is surveyed.
doi:10.1109/21.229452 fatcat:ivufwdix4bgrdim476wcgefdgy