The Trace transform and its applications

  • M. Petrou
  • A. Kadyrov


The trace transform, a generalisation of the Radon transform, consists of tracing an image with straight lines along which certain functionals of the image function are calculated. Different functionals that can be used may be invariant to different transformations of the image. The paper presents the properties the functionals used must have for the constructed features to be invariant to rotation, translation and scaling, and for the recovery of the transformation parameters.


Image Function Invariant Feature Transformation Parameter Fourier Descriptor Radon Transform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Petrou
    • 1
  • A. Kadyrov
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and MathematicsUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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