Perceptual Organization as a Foundation for Graphics Recognition

  • Eric Saund
  • James Mahoney
  • David Fleet
  • Daniel Larner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2390)


This paper motivates an approach to graphics recognition grounded in a framework for human and machine vision known as Perceptual Organization. We review some of the characteristics of this approach that distinguish it from traditional engineering of document recognition systems, and we suggest why and how the techniques and philosophy of Perceptual Organization might lead to advances in the very practical matters of interpreting diagrams, drawings, and sketches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Saund
    • 1
  • James Mahoney
    • 1
  • David Fleet
    • 1
  • Daniel Larner
    • 1
  1. 1.Xerox Palo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA

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