Shape from contour using symmetries

  • Shiu-Yin Kelvin Yuen
Shape Description
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 427)


This paper shows that symmetry is essential to shape from contour and indicates problems with existing measures, based on energy and information.

The paper is divided into two parts : The first part establishes the importance of shape from contour using symmetry from a computational theoretic viewpoint. The second part proposes algorithmic solutions to the problem of symmetry finding.

We have omitted all proofs and some parts from this paper due to lack of space. They may be found in [1]. It also contains some more references on shape from contour, reflectional and rotational symmetry. We encourage you to read it.


Line Drawing Rotational Symmetry Mapping Direction Reflectional Plane Mapping Pair 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiu-Yin Kelvin Yuen
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Studies ProgrammeUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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