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Efficient 2dimensional Approximate Matching of Halfrectangular Figures \Lambda

Summary: Efficient 2­dimensional Approximate Matching of
Half­rectangular Figures \Lambda
Amihood Amir y Martin Farach z
Georgia Tech DIMACS
July 23, 1993
Efficient algorithms exist for the approximate two dimensional matching problem
for rectangles. This is the problem of finding all occurrences of an m \Theta m pattern
in an n \Theta n text with no more than k mismatch, insertion, and deletion errors. In
computer vision it is important to generalize this problem to non­rectangular figures.
We make progress towards this goal by defining half­rectangular figures of height m
and area a. The approximate two dimensional matching problem for half­rectangular
patterns can be solved using a dynamic programming approach in time O(an 2 ). We
show an O(kn 2
m log m
k log k + k 2 n 2 ) algorithm which combines convolutions with
dynamic programming. Note that our algorithm is superior to previous known solutions
for k ź m 1=3 .


Source: Amir, Amihood - Computer Science Department, Bar Ilan University


Collections: Mathematics