Qualitative assessments - opinion surveys

  • Provides the opinion of the "average human" - this is what we are really interested in.

  • Fiscally impractical to sample the population in making every resource decision.

  • Quantitative assessment - model human opinions from image features

  • Expedites forest cutting decisions

  • Inexpensive - once the models are developed, there is essentially no cost.

  • What features do humans actually find important and are they consistent?

  • Unlikely that humans can be modeled by linear systems.