Representation of 3-D and 4-D Objects based on an Associated Curved Space and a General Coordinate Transformations Invariant Description

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Subjectabstract graph; general coordinate transformation; invariant representation; Riemannian geometry
AbstractThis paper presents a new theoretical approach for the description of multidimensional objects for which 3-D and 4-D are particular cases. The approach is based on a curved space which is associated to each object. This curved space is characterised by Riemannian tensors from which invariant quantities are defined. A descriptor or index is constructed from those invariants for which a statistical and an abstract graph representation are associated. The obtained representations are invariant under general coordinate transformations. The statistical representation allows a compact description of the object while the abstract graph allows describing the relations in between the parts as well as the structure.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48733
NPARC number8913739
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