Comparing Shape and Temporal PDMs

  • Ezra Tassone
  • Geoff West
  • Svetha Venkatesh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2396)


The Point Distribution Model (PDM) has been successfully used in representing sets of static and moving images. A recent extension to the PDM for moving objects, the temporal PDM, has been proposed. This utilises quantities such as velocity and acceleration to more explicitly consider the characteristics of the movement and the sequencing of the changes in shape that occur. This research aims to compare the two types of model based on a series of arm movements, and to examine the characteristics of both approaches.


Shape Model Temporal Model Error Matrix Motion Component Landmark Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezra Tassone
    • 1
  • Geoff West
    • 1
  • Svetha Venkatesh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingCurtin University of TechnologyPerth

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