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<p><b>Abstract</b>—The main issues of developing an automatic and reliable scheme for spline-fitting are discussed and addressed in this paper, which are not fully covered in previous papers or algorithms. The proposed method incorporates B-spline active contours, the minimum description length (MDL) principle, and a novel control point insertion strategy based on maximizing the Potential for Energy-Reduction Maximization (PERM). A comparison of test results shows that it outperforms one of the better existing methods.</p>
B-spline fitting, curve fitting, minimum description length, collapse mechanism, active contour

R. Cipolla and T. Cham, "Automated B-Spline Curve Representation Incorporating MDL and Error-Minimizing Control Point Insertion Strategies," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 21, no. , pp. 49-53, 1999.
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