1. In Search of a Framework for Shape Description

  1. Pijush K. Ghosh1 and
  2. Koichiro Deguchi2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823095.ch1

Mathematics of Shape Description: A Morphological Approach to Image Processing and Computer Graphics

Mathematics of Shape Description: A Morphological Approach to Image Processing and Computer Graphics

How to Cite

Ghosh, P. K. and Deguchi, K. (2010) In Search of a Framework for Shape Description, in Mathematics of Shape Description: A Morphological Approach to Image Processing and Computer Graphics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823095.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Centre for Software Technology (now Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), India

  2. 2

    Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823071

Online ISBN: 9780470823095

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Keywords:

  • shape description framework search;
  • object shape - information on geometrical aspects of object surface;
  • shape description - information specification through scheme or system;
  • shape description, connected to geometry and closely related concepts;
  • solving immediate practical problems - and object shapes;
  • pure approach and pragmatic approach;
  • digital computer and computer programming - influencing shape description approach;
  • shape description schemes - purpose-oriented;
  • metamodel within formal language framework;
  • construction tool limitations and approximate description schemes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shape Description: What It Means to Us

  • Pure versus Pragmatic Approaches

  • The Influence of the Digital Computer on Our Approach to Shape Description

  • A Metamodel for Shape Description

  • The Metamodel within the Framework of Formal Language

  • The Art of Model Making

  • Shape Description Schematics and the Tools of Mathematics