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QJF Lectures on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of St. Jadwiga Queen, Melbourne

QJF lectures were inspired by St. Jadwiga’s attempts to propagate the newest scientific achievements of her epoch in her court life as well as for polish nation (her subjects). Those lectures focus on the newest scientific research carried out in the Queen Jadwiga Research Institute of Understanding and presented in the new book being prepared for publication in Springer-Verlag.


LECTURE 1: The University of Melbourne, Australia


„Designing a visual understanding machine”




The University of Melbourne is one of the oldest and the best Australian university. Alumnus from the University of Melbourne are well known persons in the politics, business, law and culture in Australia.



The University of Melbourne, Computer Science Department

Tuesday, 01 May 2007, 12.00pm – 1.00pm, Theatre 3 (2.05) ICT Building, 111 Barry St., Carlton, VIC (http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/info/seminars/)


This talk was based on the book prepared for the Springer-Verlag. In this talk the new results of the research on visual understanding were be presented. Short description of the visual understanding method that was based on the shape categories and categories of the visual object, was given. The basic terms of the proposed method were briefly described and a new method of the categorical learning was presented. The shape categories that were used by the shape understanding system (SUS) in the visual reasoning and visual thinking to obtain visual description of the perceived object were presented in the context of the reasoning process. The reasoning process utilizes shape categories to find the interpretation of the object in terms of the object categories. The object category that is represented by the categorical chain supplies knowledge needed in naming process. The named object is further interpreted based on the knowledge supplied by the knowledge object. The method of the analogical reasoning that was based on the categorical chain was described and connection with visual understanding and visual thinking were briefly discussed. Application of the new method in solving the visual IQ test and selected problems were also presented.




Before the lecture at the Computer Science Department, Melbourne University

The host of the lecture, prof. L. Stirling, similarly to Dr. Z. Les, is also an alumnus of the University of Melbourne.


LECTURE 2: Monash University


„Building machine with visual thinking capabilities”




Hosts: Institute IEEE and Monash University

Wednesday, 09 May 2007, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Room 136, Building 72, Clayton, Victoria

Invitation to lecture in English


This lecture was based on the book prepared for publication in Springer-Verlag.



Before the lecture

Lecture attracted many scientists. Among others, at the lecture was present prof. R. Jarvis from Monash University, known all over the world from his publications in robotics.






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