In this paper a novel approach to contour-based 2D shape recognition is proposed. The main idea is to characterize the contour of an object using the multifractional Brownian motion (mBm), a mathematical method able to capture the local self similarity and long-range dependence of a signal. The mBm estimation results in a sequence of Hurst coefficients, which we used to derive a fixed size feature vector. Preliminary experimental evaluations using simple classifiers with these feature vectors produce encouraging results, also in comparison with the state of the art.


Feature Vector Hide Markov Model Fractional Brownian Motion Edit Distance Hurst Exponent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuele Bicego
    • 1
  • Alessandro Trudda
    • 1
  1. 1.DEIR - University of SassariSassariItaly

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