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Title: Image descriptions in early and mid-level vision: What kind of model is this and what kind of models do we really need? (Comment on Watt & Dakin)
Authors: Dry, Matthew
Kogo, Naoki
Putzeys, Tom
Wagemans, Johan # ×
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Series Title: British Journal of Psychology vol:101 pages:27-32
Abstract: In The utility of image descriptions in the initial stages of vision: A case study of printed text, Watt and Dakin describe a model that integrates mechanisms at both early and middle stages of visual processing, and provide a demonstration of the application of the model to the relational organization of printed text. In the following, we discuss a number of the merits of this approach, but argue that it is (at this stage) highly difficult to assess the utility of this model as a plausible description of human visual processing. First, we indicate that the authors' description of the model is underspecified. Second, we question the generalizability of the model. Third, we argue that the model needs to be directly compared to quantitative empirical data. Fourth, we argue that the model needs to be directly compared to alternative models.
ISSN: 0007-1269
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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× corresponding author
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