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Shape Classification and Analysis
Theory and Practice, Second Edition




ISBN 9780849379291
Published April 1, 2009 by CRC Press
685 Pages 388 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Because the properties of objects are largely determined by their geometric features, shape analysis and classification are essential to almost every applied scientific and technological area. A detailed understanding of the geometrical features of real-world entities (e.g., molecules, organs, materials and components) can provide important clues about their origin and function. When properly and carefully applied, shape analysis offers an exceedingly rich potential to yield useful applications in diverse areas ranging from material sciences to biology and neuroscience.

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The authors of Shape Analysis and Classification: Theory and Practice, Second Edition have improved the bestselling first edition by updating the tremendous progress in the field. This exceptionally accessible book presents the most advanced imaging techniques used for analyzing general biological shapes, such as those of cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. It implements numerous corrections and improvements—many of which were suggested by readers of the first edition—to optimize understanding and create what can truly be called an interactive learning experience.

New Material in This Second Edition Addresses

  • Graph and complex networks
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Structural pattern recognition
  • Shape representation using graphs

Graphically reformulated, this edition updates equations, figures, and references, as well as slides that will be useful in related courses and general discussion. Like the popular first edition, this text is applicable to many fields and certain to become a favored addition to any library.

Visit http://www.vision.ime.usp.br/~cesar/shape/ for Useful Software, Databases, and Videos

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS. SHAPE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING. SHAPE CONCEPTS. SHAPE REPRESENTATION. SHAPE CHARACTERIZATION. MULTISCALE SHAPE CHARACTERIZATION. SHAPE RECOGNITION. STRUCTURAL SHAPE RECOGNITION. EPILOGUE.

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Biography

Luciano da Fontoura Costa is a full professor at the Instituto de Física de São Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and head of the Cybernetic Vision Research Group and the Multidisciplinary Computing Group. He holds BScs in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, as well as a MSc in Applied Physics and a PhD in Electronic Engineering. Roberto M. Cesar Jr. holds a BSc in Computer Science, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D in Computational Physics. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Sao Paulo.