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Parametric geons: a discrete set of shapes with parameterized attributes
Author(s): Kenong Wu; Martin D. Levine
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Paper Abstract

We propose parametric geons as a volumetric description of object components for qualitative object recognition. Parametric geons are seven qualitative shape types defined by parameterized equations which control the size and degree of tapering and bending. The models provide global shape constraints which make model recovery procedures robust against noise and minor variations in object shape. The surface characteristics of parametric geons are discussed. The properties of parametric geons and conventional geon models are compared. Experiments fitting parametric geons to multiview data using stochastic optimization were performed. Results show that unique descriptions of single-part objects with minor shape variations can be obtained with the parametric geon models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2239, Visual Information Processing III, (24 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179286
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Kenong Wu, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Martin D. Levine, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2239:
Visual Information Processing III
Friedrich O. Huck; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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