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Generic Ribbons: A Morphological Approach Towards Natural Shape Decomposition
Author(s): Ziheng Zhou; Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a shape decomposition scheme which decomposes complex shapes into their natural components. Each component is represented by a shape primitives called generic ribbon. A generic ribbon is defined by sweeping a structuring element along a specified trajectory which is decomposed from the morphological skeleton of the shape through the skeleton decomposition. Five decomposition rules are devised to facilitate a natural decomposition. The decomposed generic ribbons form a hierarchical representation in which each component is described by a feature vector placed at a certain level according to its significance in the representation. The hierarchical structure makes the representation reliable and simplifies the matching process during recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1199, Visual Communications and Image Processing IV, (1 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.970029
Show Author Affiliations
Ziheng Zhou, University of Toronto (Canada)
Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos, University of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1199:
Visual Communications and Image Processing IV
William A. Pearlman, Editor(s)

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