In this paper, energy minimization approach for image processing is reviewed. Through regularization, a wide range of ill-posed visual reconstruction problems may be reformulated as variational principles. A snake is an energy-minimizing spline guided by constraint forces that pull it toward image features. Stochastic relaxation is a highly parallel Monte Carlo algorithm for energy minimization.
Effect of copettitive vertical disparities on binocular fusion is studied. A brief experiment with vertically misaligned binocular figures has shown that human eyes tend to move to fuse circles rather than to fuse straight lines. Any portion of a circle has its unique orientation, while a straight line has a single orientation along i t. Therfore, the experimental results can be interpreted as showing that orientationallytuned binocular edge detectors send signals to an eye movement controller to registrate the corresponding bdges, and that the signal intensity depends on the uniqueness of the correspondence.
This paper proposes a high speed browsing method called Progressive Browsing. Retrievals of many picture data stored in an optical disk as database are performed by Progressive Brousing at high speed. This method is realised by Progressive Buildup Method used for still picture coding, and the first s-tage picture are used for high speed browsing by the advantage of very fast access to pictures in the~ tracks near by. In order to find an optimum speed of the Progressive Browsing from the view of human factors, we made an experiment to get a relation between discrimination ability and a browsing speed.