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2D Object Description with Discrete Segments

Nbhan D. Salih, David C.L. Ngo and Hakim Mellah


2D object shape description has gained considerable attention in field of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) and in various applications that concerned with the shapes of objects. Object shape descriptors in the literature are commonly classified into two forms: contour-based and region-based. In this paper we present our contour-based shape representation and description, where the object shape is represented and describe as a set of discrete segments. The descriptor is invariant to translation, scale and Circular shifting makes it robust to rotation.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 2 No. 7, 2006, 572-576


Submitted On: 14 February 2006 Published On: 31 July 2006

How to Cite: Salih, N. D., Ngo, D. C. & Mellah, H. (2006). 2D Object Description with Discrete Segments. Journal of Computer Science, 2(7), 572-576.

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  • CBIR
  • image retrieval
  • shape descriptor
  • shape representation and description