The authors of this book have done an admirable job of discussing the diverse approaches utilized in this area
clearly written and is a valuable resource for scientists interested in visual shape analysis.
-Journal of Mathematical Psychology
This book begins with the basic mathematical concepts and examines shape analysis, from image capture to pattern classification.
-IEEE Signal Processing, November 2001
It is presented as a self-contained introductory textbook
Therefore it is the intention of the authors to make the concepts covered in the book accessible to a broad range of readers
The way in which the book is written clearly illustrates the authors' enthusiasm is, in my opinion, beneficial to any prospective reader
The presence of numerous examples and clearly explained algorithms are definitely helpful
a good acquisition for any researcher in the field of shape and image analysis as a general reference of the subject
Overall, I recommend this book. It is easy to read and well laid out with many examples, diagrams and figures.
-Dr. Paul McDonnell, Department of Statistics, University of Leeds in British Machine Vision Association Newsletter
From the Author
There has been considerable research in computer science directed on the problems associated with detecting, analyzing, and categorizing visual shape information. The authors of this book have done an admirable job of discussing the diverse approaches utilized in this area. They also provide a 170-page chapter (chapter 2) that covers a vast range of useful mathematical concepts in shape analysis (e.g., propositional logic, linear algebra, differential geometry, convolution and correlation, probability theory, and Fourier analysis). Chapter 3 deals with digital image processing. Chapter 4 covers the main concepts in 2D shape analysis, and in Chapter 5 the authors consider computer representations of shape information. Chapters 6 and 7 are focused on techniques of shape characterization. In Chapter 8 the authors cover the major methods for classifying and recognizing shapes. This comprehensive book is clearly written and is a valuable resource for scientists interested in visual shape analysis.
Roberto Marcondes Caesar Junior