Basic Definitions and Operations for Gestalt Algebra

Eckart Michaelsen, Jochen Meidow


The gestalt algebra is a mathematical construction designed to capture the perceptual structure of complex patterns. Such patterns occur e.g. in aerial images of urban terrain. The principles of gestalt construction – namely proximity, good continuation, similarity and symmetry – are used in a recursive way to describe images or scene data using terms following an algebraic defini-tion. Such description can be used for recognition, matching or data mining.


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Michaelsen E. and Meidow J. (2009). Basic Definitions and Operations for Gestalt Algebra . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Image Mining Theory and Applications - Volume 1: Workshop IMTA, (VISIGRAPP 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-80-7, pages 53-62. DOI: 10.5220/0001961400530062

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@conference{workshop imta09,
author={Eckart Michaelsen and Jochen Meidow},
title={Basic Definitions and Operations for Gestalt Algebra},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Image Mining Theory and Applications - Volume 1: Workshop IMTA, (VISIGRAPP 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Image Mining Theory and Applications - Volume 1: Workshop IMTA, (VISIGRAPP 2009)
TI - Basic Definitions and Operations for Gestalt Algebra
SN - 978-989-8111-80-7
AU - Michaelsen E.
AU - Meidow J.
PY - 2009
SP - 53
EP - 62
DO - 10.5220/0001961400530062