8. Feature Extraction

  1. Frank Y. Shih

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470590416.ch8

Image Processing and Pattern Recognition

Image Processing and Pattern Recognition

How to Cite

Shih, F. Y. (2010) Feature Extraction, in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470590416.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470404614

Online ISBN: 9780470590416



  • feature extraction, identifying characteristic features - forming good representation of object;
  • shape number of objects, allowing interpreting shape information into number - independent of location, size and orientation;
  • principal component analysis (PCA) - best data representation in least-square sense for classical recognition


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fourier Descriptor and Moment Invariants

  • Shape Number and Hierarchical Features

  • Corner Detection

  • Hough Transform

  • Principal Component Analysis

  • Linear Discriminate Analysis

  • Feature Reduction in Input and Feature Spaces

  • References