Building and using flexible models incorporating grey-level information

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This paper describes a technique for building compact models of the shape and appearance of flexible objects seen in 2-D images. The models are derived from the statistics of sets of labelled images of example objects. Each model consists of a flexible shape template, describing how important points of the object can vary, and a statistical model of the expected grey levels in regions around each model point. Such models have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. We describe how the models can be used in local image search and give examples of their application.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1993 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer Vision|93 IEEE 4 Int Conf Comput Vision
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, United States
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818638729
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Event1993 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer Vision - Berlin, Ger
Event duration: 1 Jul 1993 → …


Conference1993 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer Vision
CityBerlin, Ger
Period1/07/93 → …