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Active Shape Models in Practice

  • Maciej Smiatacz
  • Witold Malina
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 30)

Abstract

Active Shape Models (ASM) were proposed in the last decade of the 20th century as a versatile method of object localization and recognition. The theoretical concept on which the algorithm is based seems very attractive but the practical value of this technique still needs to be verified. The authors developed a multi-purpose object locating system containing an implementation of the ASMs and the experiments performed with the help of the system revealed serious draw-backs of the method. The discovered practical problems related to the use of the ASMs are presented in the paper.

Keywords

Model Segment Active Contour Model Landmark Point Active Shape Model Medical Image Segmentation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Smiatacz
    • 1
  • Witold Malina
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and InformaticsGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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