Issue No. 03 - March (1977 vol. 26)
L.S. Davis , Computer Science Center, University of Maryland
Methods of detecting the angles and sides of a simple closed curve are developed. These methods use approximations to the curve that have varying degrees of coarseness, and construct a hierarchy of angles and sides that describes the curve at any desired level of detail. The results can be used to obtain natural polygonal approximations to the curve.
Pattern recognition, picture processing, shape analysis.
L. Davis, "Understanding Shape: Angles and Sides," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 26, no. , pp. 236-242, 1977.