Integrating visual cues for object segmentation and recognition

S. Edelman and T. Pogg

Looking around, we perceive the world as a collection of objects rather than as an amorphous aggregate of texture and color. The proficiency of our visual system in constructing a sensible interpretation of the surrounding scene tends to mask the enormous complexity of vision, considered as an information processing task. Stated concisely, this task is to interpret the image formed on the retinal mosaic in terms of physical objects and situations, arriving eventually at a description that in most cases can be put into words.

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