Description of Visual Texture by Computers

Unknown author (1973-03-09)

Work reported herein was conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research program supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense and monitored by the Office of Naval Research under Contract Number N00014-70-A-0362-0003. Vision Flashes are informal papers intended for internal use.

Working Paper

Some general properties of textures are discussed for a restricted class of textures. A program is described which inputs a scene using vidisector camera, discerns the texture elements, calculates values for a set of descriptive features for each texture element, and displays the distribution of each feature. The results of the experiments indicate that the descriptive method used may be useful in characterizing more complex textures. This is essentially the content of a Bachelor's thesis completed in June, 1972.