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Shape analysis using fractal dimension: A curvature based approach

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Author(s):
Backes, Andre R. [1] ; Florindo, Joao B. [2] ; Bruno, Odemir M. [2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Fac Comp, BR-38408100 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos IFSC, BR-13560970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Chaos; v. 22, n. 4 DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

The present work shows a novel fractal dimension method for shape analysis. The proposed technique extracts descriptors from a shape by applying a multi-scale approach to the calculus of the fractal dimension. The fractal dimension is estimated by applying the curvature scale-space technique to the original shape. By applying a multi-scale transform to the calculus, we obtain a set of descriptors which is capable of describing the shape under investigation with high precision. We validate the computed descriptors in a classification process. The results demonstrate that the novel technique provides highly reliable descriptors, confirming the efficiency of the proposed method. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. {[}http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4757226] (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/01523-1 - Computer vision methods applied to the identification and analysis of plants
Grantee:Odemir Martinez Bruno
Support type: Regular Research Grants