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Shapes fit for purpose

Balikai, A., Rosin, Paul L., Song, Y.-Z. and Hall, P. 2008. Shapes fit for purpose. Presented at: British Machine Vision Conference 2008, Leeds, UK, 1-4 September 2008. Published in: Everingham, M. and Needham, C. eds. Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, Leeds, UK, 1-4 September 2008. BMVA Press, 45.1-45.10. 10.5244/C.22.45

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Abstract

This paper is about shape fitting to regions that segment an image and some applications that rely on the abstraction that offers. The novelty lies in three areas: (1) we fit a shape drawn from a selection of shape families, not just one class of shape, using a supervised classifier; (2) We use results from the classifier to match photographs and artwork of particular objects using a few qualitative shapes, which overcomes the significant differences between photographs and paintings; (3) We further use the shape classifier to process photographs into abstract synthetic art which, so far as we know, is novel too. Thus we use our shape classier in both discriminative (matching) and generative (image synthesis) tasks. We conclude the level of abstraction offered by our shape classifier is novel and useful.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: BMVA Press
ISBN: 1901725367
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:21
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20099

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