Evolving Low-Level Vision Capabilities with the GENCODER Genetic Programming Environment

  • P. Ziemeck
  • H. Ritter
Conference paper


A new approach for the application of genetic programming to vision problems is presented. Sets of atomic subprograms are genetically combined to solve more advanced problems within low-level vision or image preprocessing. We present the main ideas and give a brief sketch of their implementation in the distributed simulation environment GENCODER. This system forms the basis for some introductory experiments obtained. Finally, some aspects of the gained results together with interesting possibilities for future research are portrayed.


Genetic Program Source Image Visual Module Good Program Early Vision 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ziemeck
    • 1
  • H. Ritter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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