The DARPA Image Understanding Program provides support for a variety of fundamental research efforts aimed at the derivation of information from images. This paper highlights the research and describes the approach used to develop synergism between researchers engaged in complementary sciences contributing to computer vision. Possible applications of Image Understanding to the Department of Defense are discussed. This paper is an up-date of a paper previously presented at the SPIE in August 1979.
Larry E. Druffel, Larry E. Druffel,
"Summary Of The DARPA Image Understanding Research Program", Proc. SPIE 0281, Techniques and Applications of Image Understanding, (12 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965726; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965726