Image search using trained flexible shape models

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This paper describes a technique for building compact models of the shape
and appearance of flexible objects seen in two-dimensional images. The models are
derived from the statistics of sets of images of example objects with 'landmark' points
labelled on each object. Each model consists of a flexible shape template, describing how
the landmarh points can vary, and a statistical model of the expected grey levels in
regions around each 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 applicarion.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Statistics
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherCarfax Publishing Ltd
Number of pages29
Volume 21
ISBN (Electronic)1360-0532
ISBN (Print) 0266-476
Publication statusPublished - 1994