Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (108 p.)
Image processing -- Digital techniques
This thesis develops an algorithm for approximate string matching and applies it to the problem of partially occluded object recognition. The algorithm measures the similarity of differing strings by scanning for matching substrings between strings. The length and number of matching substrings determines the amount of similarity. A classification algorithm is developed using the approximate string matching algorithm for the identification and classification of objects. A previously developed method of shape description is used for object representation.
Smith, David, "Parallel approximate string matching applied to occluded object recognition" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3724.