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Analytical representation of contours
Author(s): Ronald D. Chaney
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Paper Abstract

The interpretation and recognition of noisy contours, such as silhouettes, have proven to be difficult. One obstacle to the solution of these problems has been the lack of a robust representation for contours. In this paper, we present an analytical representation for contours. We introduce a smoothing criterion for the contour that optimizes the tradeoff between the complexity of the contour and proximity of the data points. We describe the computation of the contour representation, the computation of relevant properties of the contour, and the potential application of the representation and smoothing paradigm to contour interpretation and recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1607, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision X: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57051
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Ronald D. Chaney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1607:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision X: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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