Contour Generator

  • Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


A Contour Generator is a set of points on a generating object surface that projects to an occluding contour in an image. A special case of a contour generator is an extremal boundary of an object, this is a boundary along which a surface turns smoothly away from the viewer. At extremal boundaries the surface normal is perpendicular to both the line of sight and the occluding contour projected into the image.


Modulation Transfer Function Normalise Description Contrast Sensitivity Function False Proposition Empty Clause 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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