Finding Motifs in a Database of Shapes

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Finding Motifs in a Database of Shapes
The problem of efficiently finding images that are similar to a target image has attracted much attention in the image processing community and is rightly considered an information retrieval task. However, the problem of finding structure and regularities in large image datasets is an area in which data mining is beginning to make fundamental contributions. In this work, we consider the new problem of discovering shape motifs, which are approximately repeated shapes within (or between) image collections. As we shall show, shape motifs can have applications in tasks as diverse as anthropology, law enforcement, and historical manuscript mining. Brute force discovery of shape motifs could be untenably slow, especially as many domains may require an expensive rotation invariant distance measure. We introduce an algorithm that is two to three orders of magnitude faster than brute force search, and demonstrate the utility of our approach with several real world datasets from diverse domains...
Xiaopeng Xi, Eamonn J. Keogh, Li Wei, Agenor Mafra
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SDM
Authors Xiaopeng Xi, Eamonn J. Keogh, Li Wei, Agenor Mafra-Neto
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