Segmentation of Building Facade Domes

  • Gayane Shalunts
  • Yll Haxhimusa
  • Robert Sablatnig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7441)


Domes are architectural structural elements typical for ecclesiastical and secular grand buildings, like churches, mosques, palaces, capitols and city halls. The current paper targets the problem of segmentation of domes within the framework of architectural style classification of building facades. We perform segmentation of building facade domes by combining bilateral symmetry detection, graph-based segmentation approaches and image analysis and processing technics into a single method. Our algorithm achieves good segmentation results on buildings belonging to variety of architectural styles, such as Renaissanse, Neo-Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Baroque, Neoclassical and Islamic.


Building facade domes bilateral symmetry segmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gayane Shalunts
    • 1
  • Yll Haxhimusa
    • 2
  • Robert Sablatnig
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision LabVienna University of TechnologyAustria
  2. 2.Pattern Recongition and Image Processing LabVienna University of TechnologyAustria

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