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Voronoi diagrams  a survey of a fundamental geometric data structure
 ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS
, 1991
"... This paper presents a survey of the Voronoi diagram, one of the most fundamental data structures in computational geometry. It demonstrates the importance and usefulness of the Voronoi diagram in a wide variety of fields inside and outside computer science and surveys the history of its development. ..."
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This paper presents a survey of the Voronoi diagram, one of the most fundamental data structures in computational geometry. It demonstrates the importance and usefulness of the Voronoi diagram in a wide variety of fields inside and outside computer science and surveys the history of its development. The paper puts particular emphasis on the unified exposition of its mathematical and algorithmic properties. Finally, the paper provides the first comprehensive bibliography on Voronoi diagrams and related structures.
The approximation power of moving leastsquares
 Math. Comp
, 1998
"... Abstract. A general method for nearbest approximations to functionals on Rd, using scattereddata information is discussed. The method is actually the moving leastsquares method, presented by the BackusGilbert approach. It is shown that the method works very well for interpolation, smoothing and ..."
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Abstract. A general method for nearbest approximations to functionals on Rd, using scattereddata information is discussed. The method is actually the moving leastsquares method, presented by the BackusGilbert approach. It is shown that the method works very well for interpolation, smoothing and derivatives ’ approximations. For the interpolation problem this approach gives Mclain’s method. The method is nearbest in the sense that the local error is bounded in terms of the error of a local best polynomial approximation. The interpolation approximation in Rd is shown to be a C ∞ function, and an approximation order result is proven for quasiuniform sets of data points. 1.
Scattered Data Interpolation with Multilevel Splines
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS
, 1997
"... This paper describes a fast algorithm for scattered data interpolation and approximation. Multilevel Bsplines are introduced to compute a C²continuous surface through a set of irregularly spaced points. The algorithm makes use of a coarsetofine hierarchy of control lattices to generate a sequen ..."
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This paper describes a fast algorithm for scattered data interpolation and approximation. Multilevel Bsplines are introduced to compute a C²continuous surface through a set of irregularly spaced points. The algorithm makes use of a coarsetofine hierarchy of control lattices to generate a sequence of bicubic Bspline functions whose sum approaches the desired interpolation function. Large performance gains are realized by using Bspline refinement to reduce the sum of these functions into one equivalent Bspline function. Experimental results demonstrate that highfidelity reconstruction is possible from a selected set of sparse and irregular samples.
Curve reconstruction from unorganized points
 Computer Aided Geometric Design
, 2000
"... We present an algorithm to approximate a set of unorganized points with a simple curve without selfintersections. The moving leastsquares method has a good ability to reduce a point cloud to a thin curvelike shape which is a nearbest approximation of the point set. In this paper, an improved mov ..."
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We present an algorithm to approximate a set of unorganized points with a simple curve without selfintersections. The moving leastsquares method has a good ability to reduce a point cloud to a thin curvelike shape which is a nearbest approximation of the point set. In this paper, an improved moving leastsquares technique is suggested using Euclidean minimum spanning tree, region expansion and refining iteration. After thinning a given point cloud using the improved moving leastsquares technique we can easily reconstruct a smooth curve. As an application, a pipe surface reconstruction algorithm is presented.
Scattered Data Interpolation Methods for Electronic Imaging Systems: A Survey
, 2002
"... Numerous problems in electronic imaging systems involve the need to interpolate from irregularly spaced data. One example is the calibration of color input/output devices with respect to a common intermediate objective color space, such as XYZ or L*a*b*. In the present report we survey some of the m ..."
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Numerous problems in electronic imaging systems involve the need to interpolate from irregularly spaced data. One example is the calibration of color input/output devices with respect to a common intermediate objective color space, such as XYZ or L*a*b*. In the present report we survey some of the most important methods of scattered data interpolation in twodimensional and in threedimensional spaces. We review both singlevalued cases, where the underlying function has the form f:R #R, and multivalued cases, where the underlying function is f:R . The main methods we review include linear triangular (or tetrahedral) interpolation, cubic triangular (CloughTocher) interpolation, triangle based blending interpolation, inverse distance weighted methods, radial basis function methods, and natural neighbor interpolation methods. We also review one method of scattered data fitting, as an illustration to the basic differences between scattered data interpolation and scattered data fitting.
A comparative study of transformation functions for nonrigid image registration
 IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
, 2006
"... Abstract–Transformation functions play a major role in nonrigid image registration. In this paper, the characteristics of thinplate spline (TPS), multiquadric (MQ), piecewise linear (PL), and weighted mean (WM) transformations are explored and their performances in nonrigid image registration are ..."
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Abstract–Transformation functions play a major role in nonrigid image registration. In this paper, the characteristics of thinplate spline (TPS), multiquadric (MQ), piecewise linear (PL), and weighted mean (WM) transformations are explored and their performances in nonrigid image registration are compared. TPS and MQ are found to be most suitable when the set of controlpoint correspondences is not large (fewer than a thousand) and variation in spacing between the control points is not large. When spacing between the control points varies greatly, PL is found to produce a more accurate registration than TPS and MQ. When a very large set of control points is given and the control points contain positional inaccuracies, WM is preferred over TPS, MQ, and PL because it uses an averaging process that smoothes the noise and does not require the solution of a very large system of equations. Use of transformation functions in the detection of incorrect correspondences is also discussed. Index Terms–Image registration, transformation function, thinplate spline, multiquadric, radial basis functions, piecewise linear, weightedmean
Kernel Techniques: From Machine Learning to Meshless Methods
, 2006
"... Kernels are valuable tools in various fields of Numerical Analysis, including approximation, interpolation, meshless methods for solving partial differential equations, neural networks, and Machine Learning. This contribution explains why and how kernels are applied in these disciplines. It uncovers ..."
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Kernels are valuable tools in various fields of Numerical Analysis, including approximation, interpolation, meshless methods for solving partial differential equations, neural networks, and Machine Learning. This contribution explains why and how kernels are applied in these disciplines. It uncovers the links between them, as far as they are related to kernel techniques. It addresses nonexpert readers and focuses on practical guidelines for using kernels in applications.
Computational geometry  a survey
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS
, 1984
"... We survey the state of the art of computational geometry, a discipline that deals with the complexity of geometric problems within the framework of the analysis ofalgorithms. This newly emerged area of activities has found numerous applications in various other disciplines, such as computeraided de ..."
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We survey the state of the art of computational geometry, a discipline that deals with the complexity of geometric problems within the framework of the analysis ofalgorithms. This newly emerged area of activities has found numerous applications in various other disciplines, such as computeraided design, computer graphics, operations research, pattern recognition, robotics, and statistics. Five major problem areasconvex hulls, intersections, searching, proximity, and combinatorial optimizationsare discussed. Seven algorithmic techniques incremental construction, planesweep, locus, divideandconquer, geometric transformation, pruneandsearch, and dynamizationare each illustrated with an example.Acollection of problem transformations to establish lower bounds for geometric problems in the algebraic computation/decision model is also included.
Lecture Notes on Delaunay Mesh Generation
, 1999
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purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation thereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the
Evaluation of Parallelization Strategies for an Incremental Delaunay Triangulator in E³
, 1993
"... This paper deals with the parallelization of Delaunay triangulation, a widely used space partitioning technique. Two parallel implementations of a three{dimensional incremental construction algorithm are presented. The rst is based on the decomposition of the spatial domain, while the second reli ..."
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This paper deals with the parallelization of Delaunay triangulation, a widely used space partitioning technique. Two parallel implementations of a three{dimensional incremental construction algorithm are presented. The rst is based on the decomposition of the spatial domain, while the second relies on the master{slaves approach. Both parallelization strategies are evaluated, stressing practical issues rather than theoretical complexity. We report on the exploitation of two dierent parallel environments: a tightly{ coupled distributed memory MIMD architecture and a network of workstations cooperating under the Linda environment. Then, a third hybrid solution is proposed, specically addressed to the exploitation of higher parallelism. It combines the other two solutions by grouping the processing nodes of the multicomputer into clusters and by exploiting parallelism at two different levels. Keywords: Computational Geometry, Delaunay Triangulation, Parallel Processing, Distr...