By Topic

A generalized shape-axis model for planar shapes

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Tyng-Luh Liu ; Inst. of Inf. Sci., Acad. Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

We describe a generalized shape-axis (SA) model for representing both open and closed planar curves. The SA model is an effective way to represent shapes by comparing their self-similarities. Given a 2D shape, whether it is closed or open, we use two different parametrizations for the curve. To study the self-similarity, the two parametrizations are matched to each other via a variational framework, where the self-similarity criterion is to be defined depending on the class of shapes and human perception factors. Useful self-similarity criteria include symmetry, parallelism and convexity, etc. A match is allowed to have discontinuities, and the optimal match can be computed by a dynamic programming algorithm in O(N4) time, where N is the size of the shape. We use a grouping process for the shape axis to construct a unique SA-tree, however, when a planar shape is open, it is possible to derive an SA-forest. The generalized SA model provides a compact and informative way for 2D shape representation

Published in:

Pattern Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. 15th International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

2000