Local Geometry Inclusive Global Shape Representation

Somenath Das, Suchendra M. Bhandarkar; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 1256-1265


A local geometry-inclusive global representation of 3D shapes based on the shortest quasi-geodesic paths between all possible pairs of points on the shape manifold is proposed. In the proposed representation, the normal curvature values along the quasi-geodesic paths are shown preserve the local shape geometry. The eigenspectrum of the proposed global representation is exploited to characterize the shape self-symmetry. The commutative property of the shape descriptor spectrum is exploited to address region-based correspondence determination between isometric 3D shapes without requiring prior correspondence maps and to extract stable regions between 3D shapes that differ from one another by a high degree of isometry transformation. Eigenspectrum-based characterization metrics are proposed to quantify the performance of correspondence determination and self-symmetry detection and compare the performance of the proposed 3D shape descriptor with its relevant state-of-the-art counterparts.

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author = {Das, Somenath and Bhandarkar, Suchendra M.},
title = {Local Geometry Inclusive Global Shape Representation},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}