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Representation of three-dimensional object similarity in human vision
Author(s): Florin Cutzu; Michael J. Tarr
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Paper Abstract

Outline shape carries a substantial part of the information present in an object view, and is more economical than classical representations such as geon-structural-descriptions or multiple-views. We demonstrate the utility of silhouette representations for a variety of visual tasks, ranging from basic-level categorization to finding the best view of an object. All these tasks necessitate the computation of silhouette similarity. We present an algorithm for estimating silhouette similarity and apply it to a number of simple but realistic vision problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3016, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II, (3 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274544
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Florin Cutzu, Brown Univ. (United States)
Michael J. Tarr, Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3016:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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