Statistics of shape
Article first published online: 10 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics
Volume 3, Issue 5, pages 428–433, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Small, C. G. (2011), Statistics of shape. WIREs Comp Stat, 3: 428–433. doi: 10.1002/wics.173
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JUN 2011
- shape statistics;
This article reviews various statistical methods that are available for the analysis of the shapes of images or objects. Statistical shape analysis is too large a topic to be reviewed in full. So, this review concentrates on shape analysis by means of landmarks, and in particular on the representation of landmark shapes on manifolds that was proposed by D. G. Kendall. The use of Kendall shape analysis on landmarks is briefly contrasted with alternative ways of representing and analyzing shapes. WIREs Comp Stat 2011 3 428–433 DOI: 10.1002/wics.173
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