Computational Imaging and Vision

Medial Representations

Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications

Editors: Siddiqi, Kaleem, Pizer, Stephen (Eds.)

  • Offers a consolidated account on medial representations
  • Tutorial in nature and written for a general audience
  • Includes mathematical notation appendices, a glossary of terms and a detailed index
  • Written by world leaders in the theory and use of medial representations
  • Organized into three logical parts: mathematics, algorithms and applications
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About this book

The last half century has seen the development of many biological or physical theories that have explicitly or implicitly involved medial descriptions of objects and other spatial entities in our world. Simultaneously mathematicians have studied the properties of these skeletal descriptions of shape, and, stimulated by the many areas where medial models are useful, computer scientists and engineers have developed numerous algorithms for computing and using these models. We bring this knowledge and experience together into this book in order to make medial technology more widely understood and used.

Edited by Prof. K. Siddiqi and Prof. S. Pizer, renowned experts in the field and authors of five of the chapters, this book consists of an introductory chapter, two chapters on the major mathematical results on medial representations, five chapters on algorithms for extracting medial models from boundary or binary image descriptions of objects, and three chapters on applications in image analysis and other areas of study and design. These chapters have been integrated and combined with a mathematics notation appendix and a detailed glossary, bibliography and index. This book will serve the science and engineering communities using medial models and will provide learning material for students entering this field.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pizer, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Local Forms and Transitions of the Medial Axis

    Giblin, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-68

  • Geometry and Medial Structure

    Damon, James

    Pages 69-123

  • Skeletons via Shocks of Boundary Evolution

    Siddiqi, Kaleem (et al.)

    Pages 127-154

  • Discrete Skeletons from Distance Transforms in 2D and 3D

    Borgefors, Gunilla (et al.)

    Pages 155-190

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8658-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8657-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7946-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medial Representations
Book Subtitle
Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications
Editors
  • Kaleem Siddiqi
  • Stephen Pizer
Series Title
Computational Imaging and Vision
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8658-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8658-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8657-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7946-6
Series ISSN
1381-6446
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 439
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