Recognizable: count on it!
Teaching recognition to computers
If you look at the NS railway map, you will recognize the contours of Netherlands inmediatly. While you really just see a pair of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. It is a schematic representation of the Netherlands, which can be identified at a glance as such. Mathematician Wouter Meulemans teaches computers to make recognizable schematic maps based on existing detailed maps.
Produced by Fast Facts<br />
Commissioned by KNAW and De Jonge Akademie<br />
Funded by the academic authors of Elsevier Science, supported by Lira Author Fund Reprorecht<br />
Thanks to: Kevin Buchin, Arthur van Goethem, Maximilian Konzack, Ali D. Mehrabi, Marcel Roeloffzen en Bettina Speckmann<br />
With images from: Wouter Meulemans<br />
Made by: Jasmijn Snoijink 2014<br />
In cooperation with<br />
Camera & editing: Jonathan Massey | Persistent Vision<br />
Music: Daan van West<br />
Graphic design: SproetS<br />
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