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The TPS Direct Transport: a new method for transporting deformations in the Size-and-shape Space

Varano, Valerio; Gabriele, Stefano; Teresi, Luciano; Dryden, Ian L.; Puddu, Paolo E.; Torromeo, Concetta; Piras, Paolo

Authors

Valerio Varano

Stefano Gabriele

Luciano Teresi

Ian L. Dryden ian.dryden@nottingham.ac.uk

Paolo E. Puddu

Concetta Torromeo

Paolo Piras



Abstract

Modern shape analysis allows the fine comparison of shape changes occurring between different objects. Very often the classic machineries of Generalized Procrustes Analysis and Principal Component Analysis are used in order to contrast the shape change occurring among configurations represented by homologous landmarks. However, if size and shape data are structured in different groups thus constituting different morphological trajectories, a data centering is needed if one wants to compare solely the deformation representing the trajectories. To do that, inter-individual variation must be filtered out. This maneuver is rarely applied in studies using simulated or real data. A geometrical procedure named Parallel Transport, that can be based on various connection types, is necessary to perform such kind of data centering. Usually, the Levi Civita connection is used for interpolation of curves in a Riemannian space. It can also be used to transport a deformation. We demonstrate that this procedure does not preserve some important characters of the deformation, even in the affine case. We propose a novel procedure called `TPS Direct Transport' which is able to perfectly transport deformation in the affine case and to better approximate non affine deformation in comparison to existing tools. We recommend to center shape data using the methods described here when the differences in deformation rather than in shape are under study.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal International Journal of Computer Vision
Print ISSN 0920-5691
Electronic ISSN 1573-1405
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Varano, V., Gabriele, S., Teresi, L., Dryden, I. L., Puddu, P. E., Torromeo, C., & Piras, P. (in press). The TPS Direct Transport: a new method for transporting deformations in the Size-and-shape Space. International Journal of Computer Vision, doi:10.1007/s11263-017-1031-9
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11263-017-1031-9
Keywords Geometric Morphometrics, Shape analysis, Inter-individual difference, Riemannian manifold, Deformation cycle, Parallel transport, Trajectory analysis, Thin plate spline.
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11263-017-1031-9
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11263-017-1031-9.

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