Shape Understanding System: 3-D Interpretation of the Visual Object

Z. Les and M. Les (Australia)


shape understanding, object recognition, visual concept, visual reasoning.


Understanding of the world requires interpreting 2-D images as a 3-D objects or real world object. In this paper the real world object is thought of as the subclass of the 3 D object. In this paper the new method of interpretation of the 2-D visual objects in terms of 3-D geometrical or real world objects is presented. The main novelty of the presented method is that the process of understanding is related to the visual concept represented as a symbolic name of the possible classes of shape. The visual concept is one of the ingredients of the concept of the visual object (the phantom concept) that makes it possible to perform different tasks that are characteristic for the visual understanding. The presented results are part of the research aimed at developing the shape understanding method that is able to perform complex visual tasks connected with visual thinking. The shape understanding method is implemented as the shape understanding system (SUS).

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