A Stochastic Grammar for Natural Shapes [chapter]

Pedro F. Felzenszwalb
2013 Shape Perception in Human and Computer Vision  
We consider object detection using a generic model for natural shapes. A common approach for object recognition involves matching object models directly to images. Another approach involves building intermediate representations via a generic grouping processes. We argue that these two processes (model-based recognition and grouping) may use similar computational mechanisms. By defining a generic model for shapes we can use model-based techniques to implement a mid-level vision grouping process.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-5195-1_21 fatcat:suwfanzuyfh23elog5wxfvuu34