Image Equilibrium: A Global Image Property for Human-Centered Image Analysis

  • Ó. Sánchez
  • M. Rincón
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5602)


Photographs and pictures created by humans present schemes and structures in their composition which can be analysed on semantic levels, irrespective of subject or content. The search for equilibrium in composition is a constant which enables us to establish a kind of image syntax, creating a visual alphabet from basic elements such as point, line, contour, texture, etc. This paper describes an operator which quantifies image equilibrium, providing a picture characterisation very close to a pixel matrix with considerable semantic content.

Index Terms

human-centered image anlysis image syntax visual alphabet and semantic gap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ó. Sánchez
    • 1
  • M. Rincón
    • 2
  1. 1.Gestión de Infraestructuras de Andalucía, S.A. Regional Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Junta de AndalucíaSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Dpto. de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI Informática.UNEDMadridSpain

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