17 July 1998 Mindseye: a visual programming and modeling environment for imaging science
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Basic vision science research has reached the point that many investigators are now designing quantitative models of human visual function in areas such as, pattern discrimination, motion detection, optical flow, color discrimination, adaptation and stereopsis. These models have practical significance in their application to image compression technologies and as tools for evaluating image quality. We have been working on a vision modeling environment, called Mindseye, that is designed to simplify the implementation and testing of general purpose spatio- temporal models of human vision. Mindseye is an evolving general-purpose vision-modeling environment that embodies the general structures of the visual system and provides a set of modular tools within a flexible platform tailored to the needs of researchers. The environment employs a user- friendly graphics interface with on-line documentation that describes the functionality of the individual modules. Mindseye, while functional, is still research in progress. We are seeking input from the image compression and evaluation community as well as from the vision science community as to the potential utility of Mindseye, and how it might be enhanced to meet future needs.
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Thom Carney, "Mindseye: a visual programming and modeling environment for imaging science", Proc. SPIE 3299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III, (17 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.320152; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.320152

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