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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Management of three-dimensional and anthropometric databases: Alexandria and Cleopatra
Author(s): Eric Paquet; Kathleen Robinette; Marc Rioux
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes two systems for managing threedimensional and anthropometric databases, namely Alexandria and Cleopatra. Each system is made out of three parts: the crawler, the analyzer, and the search engine. The crawler retrieves the content from the network while the analyzer describes automatically the shape, scale, and color of each retrieved object and writes down a compact descriptor. The search engine applies the query by example paradigm to find and retrieve similar or related objects from the database based on different aspects of three-dimensional shape, scale, and color distribution. The descriptors are defined and the implementation of the system is detailed. The application of the system to the CAESAR anthropometric survey is discussed. Experimental results from the CAESAR database and from generic databases are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 9(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1289349
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 9, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Paquet, National Research Council (Canada)
Kathleen Robinette, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Marc Rioux, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


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