Diffeomorphic Matching Problems in One Dimension: Designing and Minimizing Matching Functionals

  • Alain Trouvé
  • Laurent Younes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1842)


This paper focuses on matching 1D structures by variational methods. We provide rigorous rules for the construction of the cost function, on the basis of an analysis of properties which should be satisfied by the optimal matching. A new, exact, dynamic programming algorithm is then designed for the minimization. We conclude with experimental results on shape comparison.


Shape Shape representation and recognition Elastic matching Calculus of variations dynamic programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Trouvé
    • 1
  • Laurent Younes
    • 2
  1. 1.LAGA (UMR CNRS 7593), Institut GaliléeUniversité Paris XIIIVilletaneuse
  2. 2.CMLA (CNRS, URA 1611)Ecole Normale Supérieure de CachanCachan Cedex

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