[ot] fractal graphic filter

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Sun Feb 1 18:02:20 EST 2009


Randall-

Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:40:58 PM, you wrote:

> The problem with fractal compression is that it like all
> compression schemes is usually applied indiscriminately to a whole
> file.  A scheme that works best for some data doesnt always work
> best for others.  The real breakthrough will involve an entropy
> metric that can be used to self optimize a scheme to regions and
> others other other regions... Setting up a topograhic mapping of
> compressions as directed by the morphology of that data.  Do that
> and you can selectively and accurately reduce an image (or any other
> data set) to more general terms.  For instance, if a filter were
> able to extract obects (humans, plants, buildings, furnature,
> infrastructure, land use, animals, equipment) into semantic
> primitives, it sould describe and store reality the way our brains
> do while we sleep.  Achieving million-to-one compression ratios.

Sounds like you may be interested in what Numenta's up to...

www.numenta.com

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-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net




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