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An optimal polygonal boundary encoding scheme in the rate distortion sense

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An optimal polygonal boundary encoding scheme in the rate distortion sense
—In this paper, we present fast and efficient methods for the lossy encoding of object boundaries that are given as eight-connect chain codes. We approximate the boundary by a polygon, and consider the problem of finding the polygon which leads to the smallest distortion for a given number of bits. We also address the dual problem of finding the polygon which leads to the smallest bit rate for a given distortion. We consider two different classes of distortion measures. The first class is based on the maximum operator and the second class is based on the summation operator. For the first class, we derive a fast and optimal scheme that is based on a shortest path algorithm for a weighted directed acyclic graph. For the second class we propose a solution approach that is based on the Lagrange multiplier method, which uses the above-mentioned shortest path algorithm. Since the Lagrange multiplier method can only find solutions on the convex hull of the operational rate distortion ...
Guido M. Schuster, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
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Type Journal
Year 1998
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Authors Guido M. Schuster, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
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