Shape description using cubic polynomial Bezier curves

L. Cinque, S. Levialdi, A. Malizia

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In this paper we present a new method for shape description consisting of an approximation of a shape by a variable number of Bezier curve segments. In our method we can control the accuracy of the Bezier approximation by a parameter thus controlling the complexity and resolution of the approximation process. The technique described here is suited to a variety of shape-based image retrieval applications and matching processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-828
Number of pages8
JournalPattern Recognition Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


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