Shape Analysis and Retrieval of Multimedia Objects provides a comprehensive survey of the most advanced and powerful shape retrieval techniques used in practice today. In addition, this monograph addresses key methodological issues for evaluation of the shape retrieval methods. Shape Analysis and Retrieval of Multimedia Objects is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Contributing Authors. Introduction. Part I: Image Shape Representation. 1. Image Description Techniques. 2. Image Similarity Measures. 3. Image Shape Features. 4. Alternative Image Description Techniques. Part II: Query Types and Index Structures. 5. Shape Similarity Matching Queries. 6. Spatial Queries. 7. Multidimensional Index Structures. Part III: Selected Topics. 8. Observations on MBC and MBR Approaches. 9. Evaluation Framework. 10. MBC Optimization Techniques. 11. Appendix. Bibliography. Topic Index.