In this book Shimon Ullman focuses on the processes of high-level vision that deal with the interpretation and use of what is seen in the image. In particular, he examines two major problems. The first, object recognition and classification, involves recognizing objects despite large variations in appearance caused by changes in viewing position, illumination, occlusion, and object shape. The second, visual cognition, involves the extraction of shape properties and spatial relations in the course of performing visual tasks such as object manipulation, planning movements in the environment, or interpreting graphical material such as diagrams, graphs, and maps.
About the Author
Shimon Ullman is Samy and Ruth Cohn Professor of Computer Science at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
"The book is not a review or textbook; it is more an idiosyncratic, personal history of Ullman's own thoughts and contributions to the field. But these contributions are so varied and important, and conveyed with such crystalline logic and precision, that the global view is inescapable." —Anya Hurlbert, Nature