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A signature analysis based method for elliptical shape
Author(s): Ivana Guarneri; Mirko Guarnera; Giuseppe Messina; Valeria Tomaselli
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Paper Abstract

The high level context image analysis regards many fields as face recognition, smile detection, automatic red eye removal, iris recognition, fingerprint verification, etc. Techniques involved in these fields need to be supported by more powerful and accurate routines. The aim of the proposed algorithm is to detect elliptical shapes from digital input images. It can be successfully applied in topics as signal detection or red eye removal, where the elliptical shape degree assessment can improve performances. The method has been designed to handle low resolution and partial occlusions. The algorithm is based on the signature contour analysis and exploits some geometrical properties of elliptical points. The proposed method is structured in two parts: firstly, the best ellipse which approximates the object shape is estimated; then, through the analysis and the comparison between the reference ellipse signature and the object signature, the algorithm establishes if the object is elliptical or not. The first part is based on symmetrical properties of the points belonging to the ellipse, while the second part is based on the signature operator which is a functional representation of a contour. A set of real images has been tested and results point out the effectiveness of the algorithm in terms of accuracy and in terms of execution time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7537, Digital Photography VI, 75370L (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838803
Show Author Affiliations
Ivana Guarneri, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Mirko Guarnera, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Giuseppe Messina, STMicroelectronics (Italy)
Valeria Tomaselli, STMicroelectronics (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7537:
Digital Photography VI
Francisco Imai; Nitin Sampat; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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