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Visualization Symposium, IEEE Pacific (2014)
Yokohama, Japan Japan
Mar. 4, 2014 to Mar. 7, 2014
pp: 41-48
Roxana Bujack , Leipzig Univ., Leipzig, Germany
Ingrid Hotz , German Aerosp. Center, Germany
Gerik Scheuermann , Leipzig Univ., Leipzig, Germany
Eckhard Hitzer , Int. Christian Univ., Tokyo, Japan
The analysis of 2D flow data is often guided by the search for characteristic structures with semantic meaning. One way to approach this question is to identify structures of interest by a human observer. The challenge then, is to find similar structures in the same or other datasets on different scales and orientations. In this paper, we propose to use moment invariants as pattern descriptors for flow fields. Moment invariants are one of the most popular techniques for the description of objects in the field of image recognition. They have recently also been applied to identify 2D vector patterns limited to the directional properties of flow fields. In contrast to previous work, we follow the intuitive approach of moment normalization, which results in a complete and independent set of translation, rotation, and scaling invariant flow field descriptors. They also allow to distinguish flow features with different velocity profiles. We apply the moment invariants in a pattern recognition algorithm to a real world dataset and show that the theoretic results can be extended to discrete functions in a robust way.
Vectors, Standards, Pattern recognition, Transforms, Shape, Robustness, Educational institutions

R. Bujack, I. Hotz, G. Scheuermann and E. Hitzer, "Moment Invariants for 2D Flow Fields Using Normalization," 2014 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)(PACIFICVIS), Yokohama, Japan, 2014, pp. 41-48.
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