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Technical Report USC-IPI-660

“SEMIANNUAL TECHNICAL REPORT”

by William K. Pratt

March 31, 1976

This Technical report summarizes the image understanding and image processing research activities performed by the University of Southern California during the period of 1 September 1975 to 31 March 1976 under Contract No. F33615-76-C-1203 with the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Information Processing Techniques Office.

The research program has as its primary purpose the development of techniques and systems for efficiently processing, transmitting, and analyzing visual images and two dimensional data arrays. Three task areas are reported: Image Understanding Projects; Image Processing Projects; Smart Sensor Projects. The Image Understanding Projects involve the development of generalized processing systems for analyzing images and extracting salient information. The Image Processing Projects include research on novel image coding methods, image restoration, vision modeling, and nonlinear two dimensional optical filtering techniques. The Smart Sensors Projects comprise investigations of electronic and optical processing methods integrated with imaging sensors to perform feature and symbolic extraction.

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