Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


The evolution of artificial intelligence since the 1950s is discussed, especially as it is being applied in radiology to image processing. Developments in artificial intelligence are now being used to provide a new approach to image processing. Initially, the computer dealt with numeric representations using languages such as FORTRAN and BASIC. Now symbolic languages such as LISP and PROLOG have expanded the use of the computer into nonnumeric symbolic reasoning that is just being applied to image understanding. This paper explains the new languages and their application to image understanding.