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Embedding shapes without predefined parts


  • Hacer Yalim Keles
  • Mine Özkar
  • Sibel Tari


For a practical computer implementation of part embedding in shapes that is also true to their continuous character and the shape grammar formalism, shapes and their boundaries are handled together in composite shape and label algebras. Temporary representations of shapes, termed ‘overcomplete graphs’, comprise boundary elements of shapes and how they are assembled, and are utilized in a two-phase algorithm that systematically searches for embedded parts. The associated implementation is developed to receive user-defined constraints for an interactive search. In particular, the user-defined reference shape extends the search to nondeterministic cases.

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  • Hacer Yalim Keles & Mine Özkar & Sibel Tari, 2010. "Embedding shapes without predefined parts," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 37(4), pages 664-681, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envirb:v:37:y:2010:i:4:p:664-681

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    1. Karst T Geurs & Bert van Wee & Piet Rietveld, 2006. "Accessibility appraisal of integrated land-use – transport strategies: methodology and case study for the Netherlands Randstad area," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 33(5), pages 639-660, September.
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