An experimental comparison of autoregressive and fourier-based descriptors in 2-D shape classification

Hannu Kauppinen, Tapio Seppänen, Matti Pietikäinen

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An experimental comparison of shape classification methods based on autoregressive modeling and Fourier descriptors of closed contours is carried out. The performance is evaluated using two independent sets of data: images of letters and airplanes. Silhouette contours are extracted from non-occluded 2D objects rotated, scaled, and translated in 3D space. Several versions of both types of methods are implemented and tested systematically. The comparison clearly shows better performance of Fourier-based methods, especially for images containing noise
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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