As part of ourSolutions in Vision series, we want to provide our readers with as many resources on imaging and machine vision as possible. As part of this, Andy Wilson, Vision Systems Design Editor in Chief, has compiled a list of educational and informative books on various imaging topics that he personally recommends. Check out this week’s recommendations here:
- Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications (Texts in Computer Science)by Dr. Richard Szeliski: As humans, we perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world around us with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem, and what is the current state of the art? Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images.
- Computer Imaging: Digital Image Analysis and Processing by Scott E. Umbaugh. Computer Imaging: Digital Image Analysis and Processing brings together analysis and processing in a unified framework, providing a valuable foundation for understanding both computer vision and image processing applications. Taking an engineering approach, the text integrates theory with a conceptual and application-oriented style, allowing you to immediately understand how each topic fits into the overall structure of practical application development
- Object Categorization: Computer and Human Vision Perspectivesby Sven J. Dickinson (Editor), Aleš Leonardis (Editor), Bernt Schiele (Editor), Michael J. Tarr (Editor): This edited volume presents a unique multidisciplinary perspective on the problem of visual object categorization. The result of a series of four highly successful workshops on the topic, the book gathers many of the most distinguished researchers from both computer and human vision to reflect on their experience, identify open problems, and foster a cross-disciplinary discussion with the idea that parallel problems and solutions have arisen in both domains. Twenty-seven of these workshop speakers have contributed chapters, including fourteen from computer vision and thirteen from human vision.
- Computer Vision by Dana Harry Ballard, Christopher M Brown: Computer vision is the construction of explicit, meaningful descriptions of physical objects from images. Image understanding is very different from image processing, which studies image-to-image transformations, not explicit description building. Descriptions are a prerequisite for recognizing, manipulating, and thinking about objects. Parts of the book assume some mathematical and computing background (calculus, linear algebra, data structures, numerical methods). However, throughout the book mathematical rigor takes a backseat to concepts. Our intent is to transmit a set of ideas about a new field to the widest possible audience.
- An Invitation to 3-D Vision by Yi Ma, Stefano Soatto, Jana Kosecka, S. Shankar Sastry: This book gives senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students and researchers in computer vision, applied mathematics, computer graphics, and robotics a self-contained introduction to the geometry of 3D vision; that is the reconstruction of 3D models of objects from a collection of 2D images.
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