Chapter 10

Shape-Based Image Classification and Retrieval

N. Mohanty1, A. Lee-St. John2, R. Manmatha3 and T.M. Rath1,    1FEM-Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2Department of Computer Science, Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA 01075, USA, 3Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA,


Shape descriptors have been used frequently to characterize an image for classification and retrieval tasks. For example, shape features are applied in medical imaging to classify whether an image shows a tumor or not. The patent office uses the similarity of shape to ensure that there are no infringements of copyrighted trademarks. This paper focuses on using machine ...

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