||Building optimal 3D shape models
||Kildeby, Allan Reinhold
||Larsen, Rasmus (Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||This thesis presents a general approach towards automated 3D statistical shape model building through the utilization of spherical mapping and Minimum Description Length, based on algorithms proposed by Angenent et al. and Davies et al.
A thorough treatment and discussion of the theoretic foundation involved in conformally mapping 3D surfaces to the unit sphere is given. The basic algorithm is extended through the imposing of an area-preservation criteria.
The theoretical foundation behind Minimum Description Length shape modelling is presented and discussed, followed by several extensions to the basic algorithm. Extensions include employment of the spherical map derived, robust landmark positioning and simplification of objective function, all of which have been included in a high performance C++ framework.
Experimental results on both synthetical and biological training data reveal the potential of and difficulties in composing unique spherical maps as well as in building a fully automated shape model, while retaining specificity, generality and compactness.
It is concluded that automated statistical shape learning successfully can accomplish compact and general shape models, through the use of spherical maps, though this approach to automated 3D model building is still fairly unexplored.
||Supervised by Assoc. Prof. Rasmus Larsen
||Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU : DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Deformable Template Models; Point Distribution; Principal Component Analysis; Shape Analysis; Shape Alignment; Finite Elements Models; Spherical Mapping; Conformal Mapping; Area-preserving Mapping; Minimum Description Length Automated Shape Learning
Creation date: 2006-06-22
Update date: 2012-12-20