This paper describes a program of research designed to move a newly revitalized and promising approach to Computer Vision from the laboratory into the real world. In the first section, this "Expert Photo Interpreter" (EPI) approach is described and contrasted with two other approaches, which are termed "neural" and "physical." Next, the foundation and justification for this approach are presented, along with reasons to hope EPI may advance the state of the art in practical vision systems. Finally, a program of research to move the EPI approach from the laboratory into real systems is described.
John F. Lemmer,
"The Role Of The Image Analyst In Computer Vision", Proc. SPIE 0485, Applications of Artificial Intelligence I, (14 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943161; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943161