Authors: Žunić, Joviša 
Martinez-Ortiz, Carlos
Affiliations: Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 
Title: Linearity measure for curve segments
Journal: Applied Mathematics and Computation
Volume: 215
Issue: 8
First page: 3098
Last page: 3105
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2009
Rank: M21
ISSN: 0096-3003
DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2009.10.003
Abstract: 
In this paper, we consider linearity measure for a bounded length curves. First, we define a new linearity measure for open curve segments, and then extend method to closed curves (contours). The derived measures (for both, open curve segments and closed curves) are invariant with respect to similarity transformations. The linearity measure for open curve segments picks the value 1 if and only if the measured open line segment is a perfect straight line segment while the established linearity measures for closed curves never reach 1, as preferred.
Keywords: Curves | Image processing | Linearity measure | Shape
Publisher: Elsevier

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