Kernel Based Symmetry Measure

  • Bertrand Zavidovique
  • Vito Di Gesù
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)


In this paper we concentrate on a measure of symmetry. Given a transform S, the kernel SK of a pattern is defined as the maximal included symmetric sub-set of this pattern. A first algorithm is outlined to exhibit this kernel. The maximum being taken over all directions, the problem arises to know which center to use. Then the optimal direction triggers the shift problem too. As for the measure we propose to compute a modified difference between respective surfaces of a pattern and its kernel. A series of experiments supports actual algorithm validation.


Bilateral Symmetry Symmetric Pattern Symmetry Detection Symmetry Measure Axial Moment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Zavidovique
    • 2
  • Vito Di Gesù
    • 1
  1. 1.IEFUniversity of Paris XIORSAYFrance
  2. 2.DMAUniversità di PalermoItaly

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