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Line Drawing Interpretation

Authors: Cooper, Martin

  • Contains state-of-the-art reviews of work in both drawing interpretation and discrete optimization
  • Covers drawings of polyhedral objects as well as complex curved objects
  • Presents a novel approach to drawing interpretation by combining new constraints with recent advances in soft constraint programming
  • Combines theoretical results with formal proofs
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The computer interpretation of line drawings is a classic problem in artificial intelligence and has inspired the development of some fundamental AI tools, including constraint propagation, probabilistic relaxation, tractable constraints, and (most recently) local simplification of optimisation problems.

Based on the author’s considerable research experience, this book looks at line drawing interpretation and constraint satisfaction, covering several landmark results in the field. It contains state-of-the-art reviews of work in both drawing interpretation and discrete optimisation, and is not just restricted to drawings of polyhedral objects, but also covers complex curved objects. Its novel approach to drawing interpretation combines new constraints with recent advances in soft constraint programming.

The book will become a standard reference in the field with its coverage of many theoretical results with formal proofs, particularly concerning necessary-and-sufficient conditions for realizability, simplification operations for combinatorial problems and tractability of drawing interpretation.

Martin Cooper makes this fascinating topic accessible not only to computer scientists, but also to mathematicians, psychologists and cognitive scientists – indeed to anyone intrigued by optical illusions and impossible or ambiguous figures.

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84800-229-6
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84800-228-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-760-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Line Drawing Interpretation
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-229-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-229-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-228-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-760-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
158 b/w illustrations
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