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Efficient algorithm for the detection of parabolic curves
Author(s): Mohammad Zubir Mat Jafri; Farzin Deravi
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Paper Abstract

A new approach for parabolic curve detection is presented based on Hough transforms. This approach uses the vertices of the curve as the detecting parameters which also indicate the position of the maximum curvature. Evidence for the transformation is gathered from the edge gradient obtained from an edge enhancement operator. The Sobel operator is used for edge enhancement. For the detection of parabolic curves in any orientation, a coordinate transformation matrix is used to derive a new parabolic equation which involves the edge gradient information. In the proposed algorithm, parabolic curves in any orientation are detected by using a 3D accumulator array. The new algorithm, therefore reduces the accumulator size from 4D accumulator array if an ordinary Hough transform for parabola detection is used. The reduced parameter space of the proposed algorithm improves the processing time and decreases storage requirement for the detection of parabolic curves. The paper reports on the accuracy obtained when this approach is used on natural and synthetic images containing parabolic and other curves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2356, Vision Geometry III, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198623
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad Zubir Mat Jafri, Univ. of Wales/Swansea (United Kingdom)
Farzin Deravi, Univ. of Wales/Swansea (United Kingdom)

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

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