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Building and using flexible models incorporating grey-level information

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5 Author(s)
Cootes, T.F. ; Dept. of Med. Biophys., Manchester Univ., UK ; Taylor, C.J. ; Lanitis, A. ; Cooper, D.H.
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The authors describe a technique for building compact models of the shape and appearance of flexible objects seen in 2-D images. The models are derived from the statistics of sets of labeled images of example objects. Each model consists of a flexible shape template, describing how important points of the object can vary, and a statistical model of the expected grey levels in regions around each model point. Such models have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. A description is given on how the models can be used in local image search, and examples of their application are included

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Computer Vision, 1993. Proceedings., Fourth International Conference on

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11-14 May 1993