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SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards

Published

Author(s)

Russell A. Kirsch

Abstract

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Siggraph, it is useful to recall that computer processing of images began at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) some 15 years earlier than the organization of Siggraph. This paper describes these beginnings of image processing and the construction of the early National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC), which made possible the experiments that led to image processing.
Citation
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume
20:2

Keywords

computer processing of images, image processing, NBS, NIST, SEAC, Standards Electronic Automatic Computer

Citation

Kirsch, R. (1998), SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821701 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created January 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017