Indexing planar point quartets via geometric attributes

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Indexing planar point quartets via geometric attributes
An index is devised to support position-independent search for images containing quartets of icons. Point quartets exist that do not unambiguously map to quadrilaterals, however, four points do unambiguously determine a set of six interpoint line segments. Values for the "size", "shape", and "orientation" attributes of an icon quartet can be derived as functions of this interpoint line set, and can be used to construct a point-based index, in which each point quartet maps to a single point in the resulting hyperdimensional index space. Orientation can be represented by a single, spatially closed dimension. However, assignment of a reference direction for quartets possessing a k-fold rotational symmetry presents a significant challenge. Methods are described for determining shape and orientation attributes for point quartets, and for mapping these attributes onto a set of attribute axes to form a combined index. The orientation computation supplies, as a b...
Charles Ben Cranston, Hanan Samet
Added 09 Nov 2009
Updated 09 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where GIS
Authors Charles Ben Cranston, Hanan Samet
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