Abstract

In this article, a biologically plausible and efficient object recognition system (called ORASSYLL) is introduced, based on a set of a priori constraints motivated by findings of developmental psychology and neuro-physiology. These constraints are concerned with the organization of the input in local and corresponding entities, the interpretation of the input by its transformation in a highly structured feature space, and the evaluation of features extracted from an image sequence by statistical evaluation criteria. In the context of the bias-variance dilemma, the functional role of a priori knowledge within ORASSYLL is discussed. In contrast to systems in which object representations are defined manually, the introduced constraints allow an autonomous learning from complex scenes.

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Author notes

Current address: Institut für Informatik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 24105 Kiel, Germany