A Grouping Principle and Four Applications

  title={A Grouping Principle and Four Applications},
  author={Agn{\`e}s Desolneux and Lionel Moisan and Jean-Michel Morel},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.},
Wertheimer’s theory suggests a general perception law according to which objects having a quality in common get perceptually grouped. The Helmholtz principle is a quantitative version of this general grouping law. It states that a grouping is perceptually “meaningful” if its number of occurrences would be very small in a random situation: Geometric structures are then characterized as large deviations from randomness. In two previous works, we have applied this principle to the detection of… CONTINUE READING
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