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A methodology for evaluating range image segmentation algorithms is proposed. This methodology involves (a) a common set of 40 laser range nder images and 40 structured light scanner images that have manually speciied ground truth and (b) a set of deened performance metrics for instances of correctly segmented, missed and noise regions, over-and(More)
Recognizing lines of unconstrained handwritten text is a challenging task. The difficulty of segmenting cursive or overlapping characters, combined with the need to exploit surrounding context, has led to low recognition rates for even the best current recognizers. Most recent progress in the field has been made either through improved preprocessing or(More)
A common approach in structural pattern classification is to define a dissimilarity measure on patterns and apply a distance-based nearest-neighbor classifier. In this paper, we introduce an alternative method for classification using kernel functions based on edit distance. The proposed approach is applicable to both string and graph representations of(More)
In recent years, the use of graph based object representation has gained popularity. Simultaneously, graph edit distance emerged as a powerful and flexible graph matching paradigm that can be used to address different tasks in pattern recognition, machine learning, and data mining. The key advantages of graph edit distance are its high degree of(More)
Error-tolerant graph matching is a powerful concept that has various applications in pattern recognition and machine vision. In the present paper, a new distance measure on graphs is proposed. It is based on the maximal common subgraph of two graphs. The new measure is superior to edit distance based measures in that no particular edit operations together(More)
In this paper we present a new database for off-line handwriting recognition, together with a few preprocessing and text segmentation procedures. The database is based on the Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen(LOB) corpus. This corpus is a collection of texts that were used to generate forms, which subsequently were filled out by persons with their handwriting. Up to(More)
In this paper we present a novel edge detection algorithm for range images based on a scan line approximation technique. Compared to the known methods in the literature, our algorithm has a number of advantages. It provides edge strength measures that have a straightforward geometric interpretation and supports a classification of edge points into several(More)