Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/3557
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xuetingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chengze-
dc.contributor.otherZhang, Z.-
dc.contributor.otherWu, H.-
dc.contributor.otherWen, Z.-
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-12T09:14:00Z-
dc.date.available2022-10-12T09:14:00Z-
dc.date.issued2022-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/3557-
dc.description.abstractVectorization is a commonly used technique for converting raster images to vector format and has long been a research focus in computer graphics and vision. While a number of attempts have been made to extract the topology of line drawings and further convert them to vector representations, the existing methods commonly focused on resolving junctions composed of thin lines. They usually fail for line drawings composed of thick lines, especially at junctions. In this paper, we propose an automatic line drawing vectorization method that can reconstruct the topology of line drawings of arbitrary thickness. Our key observation is that no matter the lines are thin or thick, the boundaries of the lines always provide reliable hints for reconstructing the topology. For example, the boundaries of two continuous line segments at a junction are usually smoothly connected. By analyzing the continuity of boundaries, we can better analyze the topology at junctions. In particular, we first extract the skeleton of the input line drawing via thinning. Then we analyze the reliability of the skeleton points based on boundaries. Reliable skeleton points are preserved while unreliable skeleton points are reconstructed based on boundaries again. Finally, the skeleton after reconstruction is vectorized as the output. We apply our method on line drawings of various contents and styles. Satisfying results are obtained. Our method significantly outperforms existing methods for line drawings composed of thick lines.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofComputer Graphics Forumen_US
dc.titleVectorizing line drawings of arbitrary thickness via boundary-based topology reconstructionen_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cgf.14485-
dc.contributor.affiliationSchool of Computing and Information Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.issn1467-8659en_US
dc.description.volume41en_US
dc.description.issue2en_US
dc.description.startpage433en_US
dc.description.endpage445en_US
dc.cihe.affiliatedYes-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.openairetypejournal article-
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item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501-
item.cerifentitytypePublications-
crisitem.author.deptSchool of Computing and Information Sciences-
crisitem.author.deptSchool of Computing and Information Sciences-
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