On scale and resolution in the analysis of local image structure

Kjell Brunnstrom, Jan-Olof Eklundh, and Tony Lindeberg

Technical report ISRN KTH/NA/P--90/06--SE.

Shortened version in Proc. 1st European Conference on Computer Vision, (Antibes, France), Apr. 1990. Vol. 427 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 701--709, Springer-Verlag.


Focus-of-attention is extremely important in human visual perception. If computer vision systems are to perform tasks in a complex, dynamic world they will have to be able to control processing in a way that is analogous to visual attention in humans.

In this paper we will investigate problems in connection with foveation, that is examining selected regions of the world at high resolution. We will especially consider the problem of finding and classifying junctions from this aspect. We will show that foveation as simulated by controlled, active zooming in conjunction with scale-space techniques allows robust detection and classification of junctions.

Extended journal version: (Abstract)

Tony Lindeberg