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The Scale Space Aspect Graph
D. W. Eggert, K. W. Bowyer, C. R. Dyer, H. I. Christensen, and D. B. Goldgof, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 15, 1993, 1114-1130.


Currently the aspect graph is computed from the theoretical standpoint of perfect resolution in object shape, the viewpoint and the projected image. This means that the aspect graph may include details that an observer could never see in practice. Introducing the notion of scale into the aspect graph framework provides a mechanism for selecting a level of detail that is "large enough" to merit explicit representation. This effectively allows control over the number of nodes retained in the aspect graph. This paper introduces the concept of the scale space aspect graph, defines three different interpretations of the scale dimension, and presents a detailed example for a simple class of objects, with scale defined in terms of the spatial extent of features in the image.