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Separatrix Persistence: Extraction of Salient Edges on Surfaces Using Topological Methods
Courant Institute, New York University, USA. (Visualization and Data Analysis)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1498-9062
2009 (English)In: Computer graphics forum (Print), ISSN 0167-7055, E-ISSN 1467-8659, Vol. 28, no 5, 1519-1528 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Salient edges are perceptually prominent features of a surface. Most previous extraction schemes utilize the notion of ridges and valleys for their detection, thereby requiring curvature derivatives which are rather sensitive to noise. We introduce a novel method for salient edge extraction which does not depend on curvature derivatives. It is based on a topological analysis of the principal curvatures and salient edges of the surface are identified as parts of separatrices of the topological skeleton. Previous topological approaches obtain results including non-salient edges due to inherent properties of the underlying algorithms. We extend the profound theory by introducing the novel concept of separatrix persistence, which is a smooth measure along a separatrix and allows to keep its most salient parts only. We compare our results with other methods for salient edge extraction.

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2009. Vol. 28, no 5, 1519-1528 p.
Keyword [en]
feature extraction, topology
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Computer Science
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Computer Science; SRA - E-Science (SeRC)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184777DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01528.xISI: 000268597500027ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70049111763OAI: diva2:916783
7th Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), July 15-17, 2009, Berlin Germany

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