# Polygon decomposition based on the straight line skeleton

@inproceedings{Tanase2003PolygonDB, title={Polygon decomposition based on the straight line skeleton}, author={Mirela Tanase and Remco C. Veltkamp}, booktitle={SCG '03}, year={2003} }

We propose a novel type of decomposition for polygonal shapes. It is thought that, for the task of object recognition, the human visual system uses a part-based representation. Decompositions based on skeletons have been previously proposed in computer vision. Our method is the first one, however, based on the straight line skeleton. Compared to the medial axis, the straight line skeleton has a few advantages: it contains only straight segments and has a lower combinatorial complexity. The…

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