DEMOB: An Object-oriented Application Generator for Image Processing

N. Bryson, D. Cooper, J. Graham, D. Pycock, C. J. Taylor, P. W. Woods
1988 Procedings of the Alvey Vision Conference 1988  
This paper describes an Object Oriented program generator for image processing applications. Control is represented by a dataflow graph and interaction by "view" objects which update displays and modify domain objects. Progress so far also indicates that Object Oriented Programming for user-defined image processing requires a rich programming support environment. Many groups have developed libraries of image processing (IP) modules for applications in the medical and industrial fields. The use
more » ... f these libraries requires considerable programming effort and expert knowledge, which limits the economic viability of the technology. To develop an application, the user must not only have expert knowledge of image processing algorithms, but must also contend with the messy details of programming. Because of the commercial pressure to quickly demonstrate the feasibility of program designs, there is a need for an application generator. This paper describes our attempts to develop such a tool (DEMOB). The primary aim of this tool is not to help with the "art" of image processing, but to help make the construction of an application as direct as possible.
doi:10.5244/c.2.7 dblp:conf/bmvc/BrysonCGPTW88 fatcat:ybkbsyamazdyxlkyd6xnoryyli