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RECOVERING INTRINSIC SCENE CHARACTERISTICS FROM IMAGES

@inproceedings{Barrow1978RECOVERINGIS,
  title={RECOVERING INTRINSIC SCENE CHARACTERISTICS FROM IMAGES},
  author={Harry G. Barrow and Jay M. Tenenbaum},
  year={1978}
}
We suggest that an appropriate role of early visual processing is to describe a scene in terms of intrinsic (vertical) characteristics -- such as range, orientation, reflectance, and incident illumination -- of the surface element visible at each point in the image. Support for this idea comes from three sources: the obvious utility of intrinsic characteristics for higher-level scene analysis; the apparent ability of humans to determine these characteristics, regardless of viewing conditions or… 
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