Characteristic Shape Sequences for Measures on Images [report]

Rachael L. Pinge, Mark A. Abramson, Thomas J. Asaki, J. E. Dennis
2006 unpublished
Researchers in many fields often need to quantify the similarity between images using metrics that measure qualities of interest in a robust quantitative manner. We present here the concept of image dimension reduction through characteristic shape sequences. We formulate the problem as a nonlinear optimization program and demonstrate the solution on a test problem of extracting maximal area ellipses from twodimensional image data. To solve the problem numerically, we augment the class of mesh
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doi:10.21236/ada460043 fatcat:37ahjbgr5rhbtanz4fibwwofli