Multiresolution Representation of Shapes Based on Cell Complexes

  • Leila De Floriani
  • Paola Magillo
  • Enrico Puppo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1568)


This paper introduces a dimension-independent multiresolution model of a shape, called the Multi-Complex (MC), which is based on decomposition into cells. An MC describes a shape as an initial cell complex approximating it, plus a collection of generic modification patterns to such complex arranged according to a partial order. The partial order is essential to extract variable-resolution shape descriptions in real time. We show how existing multiresolution models reduce to special cases of MCs characterized by specific modification patterns. The MC acts as a unifying framework that is also useful for comparing and evaluating the expressive power of different approaches.


Directed Acyclic Graph Simplicial Complex Cell Complex Nest Model Variable Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leila De Floriani
    • 1
  • Paola Magillo
    • 1
  • Enrico Puppo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e Scienze dell’InformazioneUniversità di GenovaGenovaITALY

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