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ITP: vigra -- Generic Computer Vision Algorithms

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  Package name    : vigra
  Version         : 1.2.0
  Upstream Author : Ulrich Koethe <koethe@informatik.uni-hamburg.de>
  URL             : http://kogs-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~koethe/vigra/
  License         : Vigra Artistic License (modelled after the Perl
  Description     : Generic Computer Vision Algorithms

 VIGRA stands for "Vision with Generic Algorithms". It's a novel
 computer vision library that puts its main emphasize on customizable
 algorithms and data structures. By using template techniques similar to
 those in the C++ Standard Template Library, you can easily adapt any
 VIGRA component to the needs of your application, without thereby
 giving up execution speed.
 VIGRA is a computer vision library that puts its main emphasize on
 flexible algorithms, because algorithms represent the principle
 know-how of this field. The library was consequently built using
 generic programming as introduced by Stepanov and Musser and
 exemplified in the C++ Standard Template Library. By writing a few
 adapters (image iterators and accessors) you can use VIGRA's algorithms
 on top of your data structures, within your environment. Alternatively,
 you can also use the data structures provided within VIGRA, which can
 be easily adapted to a wide range of applications. VIGRA's flexibility
 comes almost for free: Since the design uses compile-time polymorphism
 (templates), performance of the compiled program approaches that of a
 traditional, hand tuned, inflexible, solution.
 VIGRA's design is documented in the chapter "Reusable Software in
 Computer Vision" by Ullrich Köthe, in: B. Jähne, H. Haußecker, P.
 Geißler: "Handbook on Computer Vision and Applications", volume 3,
 Acadamic Press, 1999. If you don't have the book, you may read a draft
 of this article. A shorter article "STL Style Generic Programming with
 Images" describing some of the ideas has appeared in the January 2000
 issue of C++ Report Magazine. The most comprehensive source of
 information is U. Köthe's PhD thesis "Generische Programmierung für die
 Bildverarbeitung". However, this is written in German.

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