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Two-dimensional shape decomposition based on structures in a fuzzy relation matrix
Author(s): Gady Agam; Its'hak Dinstein
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Paper Abstract

Shape decomposition is mainly motivated by structural shape description methods. Given a complex shape it is possible to decompose it into simpler sub-parts, that are well described by scalar global features, and then use the sub-parts in order to compose a structural description of the shape. This paper presents a shape decomposition method that performs decomposition of a polygonal approximation of the shape, into nearly convex sub-parts which are possibly overlapping, by locating structures in a fuzzy relation matrix. The fuzzy relation that is used to construct the fuzzy relation matrix, is defined on the set of the polygon vertices by a membership function that has a maximal value when the line connecting two vertices is contained completely within the polygon, and decreases as the deviation of this line from the polygon increases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2356, Vision Geometry III, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198606
Show Author Affiliations
Gady Agam, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Its'hak Dinstein, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2356:
Vision Geometry III
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu, Editor(s)

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