Geometry-Driven Diffusion in Computer Vision

  • Bart M. ter Haar Romeny

Part of the Computational Imaging and Vision book series (CIVI, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tony Lindeberg, Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
    Pages 1-38
  3. Tony Lindeberg, Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
    Pages 39-72
  4. Pietro Perona, Takahiro Shiota, Jitendra Malik
    Pages 73-92
  5. Ross Whitaker, Guido Gerig
    Pages 93-134
  6. Antonio Leaci, Sergio Solimini
    Pages 147-154
  7. Thomas Richardson, Sanjoy Mitter
    Pages 169-190
  8. Marc Proesmans, Eric Pauwels, Luc van Gool
    Pages 191-228
  9. Peter Olver, Guillermo Sapiro, Allen Tannenbaum
    Pages 255-306
  10. Benjamin Kimia, Allen Tannenbaum, Steven Zucker
    Pages 307-338
  11. Luc M. J. Florack, Alfons H. Salden, Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, Jan J. Koenderink, Max A. Viergever
    Pages 339-370
  12. Wiro J. Niessen, Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, Max A. Viergever
    Pages 393-410
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 411-441

About this book


Scale is a concept the antiquity of which can hardly be traced. Certainly the familiar phenomena that accompany sc ale changes in optical patterns are mentioned in the earliest written records. The most obvious topological changes such as the creation or annihilation of details have been a topic to philosophers, artists and later scientists. This appears to of fascination be the case for all cultures from which extensive written records exist. For th instance, chinese 17 c artist manuals remark that "distant faces have no eyes" . The merging of details is also obvious to many authors, e. g. , Lucretius mentions the fact that distant islands look like a single one. The one topo­ logical event that is (to the best of my knowledge) mentioned only late (by th John Ruskin in his "Elements of drawing" of the mid 19 c) is the splitting of a blob on blurring. The change of images on a gradual increase of resolu­ tion has been a recurring theme in the arts (e. g. , the poetic description of the distant armada in Calderon's The Constant Prince) and this "mystery" (as Ruskin calls it) is constantly exploited by painters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
    • 1
  1. 1.3D Computer Vision Research GroupUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4461-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1699-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-6446
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