The DARPA/DMA Image Understanding Testbed Users Manual
by Hanson, Andrew J.
Technical Note 277
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: SRI Project 1009. Version 1.1. The IU Testbed project was carried out under DARPA Contract No. MDA903-79-C-0588.
The primary purpose of the Image Understanding (IU) Testbed is to provide a means for transferring technology from the DARPA-sponsored IU research program to DMA and other organizations in the defense community. The approach taken to achieve this purpose has two components: 1)The establishment of a uniform environment that will be as compatible as possible with the environments of research centers at universities participating in the IU program. Thus, organizations obtaining copies of the Testbed can receive a flow of new results derived from ongoing research. 2) The acquisition, integration, testing, and evaluation of selected scene analysis techniques that represent mature examples of generic areas of research activity. These contributions from participants in the IU program will allow organizations with Testbed copies to immediately begin investigating potential applications of IU technology to problems in automated cartography and other areas of scene analysis.
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