Machine Perception using a Blackboard Architecture

  • Tim P Guhl
  • Murray P. Shanahan
Schlagworte: machine vision, information fusion, symbolic reasoning, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


Here we present ongoing research in the application of symbolic reasoning to perception in general and vision in particular. Perception is treated as the combination of the possibly contradictory outputs of many specialized processes which communicate via a blackboard data structure. It is demonstrated that our design allows for bottom-up, horizontal and top-down information flow. Significant progress towards the analysis of unstructured scenes has been made. The principles involved have been explored experimentally and preliminary results are presented.
The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems