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A method of operating an image recognition system including providing a neural network including a plurality of input neurons, a plurality of output neurons and an interconnection weight matrix; providing a display including an indicator; initializing the indicator to an initialized state; obtaining an image of a structure; digitizing the image so as to obtain a plurality of input intensity cells and define an input object space; transforming the input object space to a feature vector including a set of n scale-, position- and rotation- invariant feature signals, where n is a positive integer not greater than the plurality of input neurons, by extracting the set of n scale-, position- and rotation-invariant feature signals from the input object space according to a set of relationships I.sub.k =.intg..sub..OMEGA. .intg.I(x,y)h[k,I(x,y)]dxdy, where I.sub.k is the set of n scale-, position- and rotation-invariant feature signals, k is a series of counting numbers from 1 to n inclusive, (x,y) are the coordinates of a given cell of the plurality of input intensity cells, I(x,y) is a function of an intensity of the given cell of the plurality of input intensity cells, .OMEGA. is an area of integration of input intensity cells, and h[k,I(x,y)] is a data dependent kernel transform from a set of orthogonal functions, of I(x,y) and k; transmitting the set of n scale-, position- and rotation- invariant feature signals to the plurality of input neurons; transforming the set of n scale-, position- and rotation- invariant feature signals at the plurality of input neurons to a set of structure recognition output signals at the plurality of output neurons according to a set of relationships defined at least in part by the interconnection weight matrix of the neural network; transforming the set of structure recognition output signals to a structure classification signal; and transmitting the structure classification signal to the display so as to perceptively alter the initialized state of the indicator and display the structure recognition signal for the structure.

Title
Method and apparatus for image recognition using invariant feature signals
Application Number
8/335455
Publication Number
5497430
Application Date
November 7, 1994
Publication Date
March 5, 1996
Inventor
Taiwei Lu
Torrance
CA, US
Lev S Sadovnik
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Nilles & Nilles
Assignee
Physical Optics Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/46
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