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We present a novel algorithm for the automatic recognition and classification of fractally-encoded images. The algorithm can recognise images from a fractal transformation library in the presence of scaling, displacement and rotation and is robust in the presence of noise. The algorithm forms the basis for a more general recognition mechanism if non-fractal images are encoded as fractal pictures using Barnsley's Collage Theorem. The algorithm is a member of a recently-discovered novel class of "Communication-Intensive Massively-Parallel" (CIMP) algorithms that have already been used for sorting, tessellation of the plane and pitch-period detection, and which show great promise for use in other application areas.
Parallel Processing, 1993. ICPP 1993. International Conference on (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 16-20 Aug. 1993