Issue No. 08 - August (2006 vol. 28)
We present a new way of constraining the evolution of a region-based active contour with respect to a reference shape. Minimizing a shape prior, defined as a distance between shape descriptors based on the Legendre moments of the characteristic function, leads to a geometric flow that can be used with benefits in a two-class segmentation application. The shape model includes intrinsic invariance with regard to pose and affine deformations.
Segmentation, active contours, region-based approach, Legendre moments, shape constraint, shape derivative, affine invariance.
P. Charbonnier, F. Heitz and A. Foulonneau, "Affine-Invariant Geometric Shape Priors for Region-Based Active Contours," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 28, no. , pp. 1352-1357, 2006.