SPECIAL SECTION ON VISUALIZATION AND DATA ANALYSIS

Management of three-dimensional and anthropometric databases: Alexandria and Cleopatra

[+] Author Affiliations
Eric Paquet

National Research Council, Bldg. M-50/VI Technology, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario?K1A?0R6, Canada

Kathleen M. Robinette

Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/HECP, 2255 H Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7022

Marc Rioux

National Research Council, Bldg. M-50/VI Technology, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario?K1A?0R6, Canada

J. Electron. Imaging. 9(4), 421-431 (Oct 01, 2000). doi:10.1117/1.1289349
History: Received Nov. 30, 1999; Revised Apr. 26, 2000; Accepted Apr. 26, 2000
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Abstract

This paper describes two systems for managing three-dimensional and anthropometric databases, namely Alexandria and Cleopatra. Each system is made out of three parts: the crawler, the analyzer, and the search engine. The crawler retrieves the content from the network while the analyzer describes automatically the shape, scale, and color of each retrieved object and writes down a compact descriptor. The search engine applies the query by example paradigm to find and retrieve similar or related objects from the database based on different aspects of three-dimensional shape, scale, and color distribution. The descriptors are defined and the implementation of the system is detailed. The application of the system to the CAESAR anthropometric survey is discussed. Experimental results from the CAESAR database and from generic databases are presented. © 2000 SPIE and IS&T.

© 2000 SPIE and IS&T

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Databases

Citation

Eric Paquet ; Kathleen M. Robinette and Marc Rioux
"Management of three-dimensional and anthropometric databases: Alexandria and Cleopatra", J. Electron. Imaging. 9(4), 421-431 (Oct 01, 2000). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1289349


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