Binary Shape Normalization Using the Radon Transform

  • Salvatore Tabbone
  • Laurent Wendling
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2886)


This paper presents a novel approach to normalize binary shapes which is based on the Radon transform. The key idea of the paper is an original adaptation of the Radon transform. The binary shape is projected in Radon space for different levels of the (3-4) distance transform. This decomposition gives rise to a representation which has a nice behavior with respect to common geometrical transformations. The accuracy and the efficiency of the proposed algorithm in the presence of a variety of transformations is demonstrated within a shape recognition process.


Medial Axis Contour Point Fourier Descriptor Radon Transform Distance Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Tabbone
    • 1
  • Laurent Wendling
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA, Campus scientifiqueVandœuvre-les-Nancy CedexFrance

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