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Issue No.07 - July (2008 vol.30)

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ABSTRACT

This paper presents a novel framework to for shape recognition based on object silhouettes. The main idea is to match skeleton graphs by comparing the shortest paths between skeleton endpoints. In contrast to typical tree or graph matching methods, we completely ignore the topological graph structure. Our approach is motivated by the fact that visually similar skeleton graphs may have completely different topological structures. The proposed comparison of shortest paths between endpoints of skeleton graphs yields correct matching results in such cases. The skeletons are pruned by contour partitioning with Discrete Curve Evolution, which implies that the endpoints of skeleton branches correspond to visual parts of the objects. The experimental results demonstrate that our method is able to produce correct results in the presence of articulations, stretching, and occlusion.

INDEX TERMS

Computing Methodologies, Artificial Intelligence, Vision and Scene Understanding, Computer vision, Shape

CITATION

Xiang Bai, Longin Jan Latecki, "Path Similarity Skeleton Graph Matching",

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