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The Quest for Artificial Intelligence by Nils J. Nilsson

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Progress in Computer Vision

BEGINNING AROUND 1970 COMPUTER VISION RESEARCH GREW INTO A HIGHLY developed subspecialty of AI, joining other specialized areas such as natural language processing, robotics, knowledge representation, and reasoning (to name just a few of them). In this chapter, I’ll describe some of the important advances in computer vision during this period. Some of these were made in pursuit of specific applications in several fields such as aerial reconnaissance, cartography, robotics, medicine, document analysis, and surveillance.1

20.1 Beyond Line-Finding

In an earlier chapter, I described some filtering techniques for enhancing image quality and for extracting edges and lines in images. But much more can be done to extract ...

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