Shadows and Cracks

Unknown author (1971-06)

Work reported herein was conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research program supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, and was monitored by the Office of Naval Research under Contract Number N00014-70-A-0362-0002.

Working Paper

The VIRGIN program will interpret pictures of crack and shadow free scenes by labelling them according to the Clowes/Huffman formalism. This paper indicates methods of extending the program to include cracks and shadows and shows that such an extension makes available heuristics which allow the program to be less simple minded.