Giving Colour to Images
Machado, P., Dias, A., Duarte, N., Cardoso, A. (2002). Giving Colour to Images. In: Proc. AISB 2002 Symposium on AI and Creativity in the Arts.
This paper is about the colouring of greyscale images. More specifically, we address the problem of learning to colour greyscale images from a set of examples of true colour ones. We employ Genetic Programming to evolve computer programs that take as input the Lightness channel of the training images and output the Hue channel. The best programs evolved can then be used to give colour to greyscale images. Due to the computational complexity of the learning task, we use a genome compiler system, GenCo, specially suited to image processing tasks.
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