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Rotational information in shape description
Author(s): Ahmed Ghali; Mohammad Farhang Daemi
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Paper Abstract

Using information theory, this investigation propose a novel technique for shape description which is invariant to translation, rotation and in most cases also to scale. This new numeric shape descriptor is based on the measure of rotational information content of an image. In this paper we first review some popular metric shape description features. These features are then used to analyze the feasibility of using the rotational information for shape description, and by means of a comparative study we show how the rotational information is related to well known metric shape descriptors such as area, circularity and elongation. Finally, the results obtained are discussed and analyzed, and conclusions drawn in terms of the suitability of the technique for shape description in image recognition problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2847, Applications of Digital Image Processing XIX, (14 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258214
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Ahmed Ghali, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Mohammad Farhang Daemi, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2847:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XIX
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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