Shape recog software?

This is a discussion on Shape recog software? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Where would one start to look at making some software that recognizes shapes? For example, how would you make software ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    18

    Shape recog software?

    Where would one start to look at making some software that recognizes shapes? For example, how would you make software to overlay over video recordings and recognize an animal, vs a human, vs a tree, etc. I think this would be pretty cool. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901

  3. #3
    Captain - Lover of the C
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    341
    You have to start by finding the features of the object. For example, you would look for edges (sharp changes in brightness or color). The goal is just to get the object down to a monochromatic representation. You would then compare that to a list of known objects to see which was the closest match. It's also important to note that color can help narrow down the selection. Example a tiger's orange and black compared to a tree's green and brown. And if the software has a reference, it can use size to distinguish between a panther and a black house cat.
    Don't quote me on that... ...seriously

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Software Design/Test - Redmond, WA
    By IRVolt in forum Projects and Job Recruitment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2008, 11:26 AM
  2. Why C Matters
    By DavidP in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 09:09 AM
  3. Adding trial period to software
    By BobS0327 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-03-2006, 02:13 PM
  4. Newbie- having trouble with functions
    By bnmwad in forum C Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-22-2005, 04:41 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21