@book{58c8b170f4d44bc4b6eb2d9904120a43,

title = "Shape Reconstruction from Apparent Contours. Theory and Algorithms",

abstract = "Motivated by a variational model concerning the depth of the objects in a picture and the problem of illusory contours, this book investigates one of the central problems of computer vision: the topological and algorithmical reconstruction of a smooth three dimensional scene starting from the visible part of an apparent contour. The authors focus their attention on the manipulation of apparent contours using a finite set of elementary moves, which correspond to consider diffeomorphic three dimensional scenes. A large part of the book is devoted to the algorithmic part, with implementations, experiments, and computed examples. The book is intended also as a user's guide to the software code appcontour, written for the manipulation of apparent contours and their invariants.",

keywords = "apparent contours, contorni apparenti, image segmentation, segmentazione di immagini, apparent contours, contorni apparenti, image segmentation, segmentazione di immagini",

author = "Maurizio Paolini and Giovanni Bellettini and Valentina Beorchia and Franco Pasquarelli",

year = "2015",

language = "English",

isbn = "978-3-662-45190-8",

series = "Computational Imaging and Vision",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

address = "Germany",

}