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3 Shape Description or Characterization Some of the most important problems involving shape analysis techniques require extracting information about objects in the real world. For example, one might want to investigate physical properties of biological entities by analyzing their shape, such as when studying spatial coverage, a concept that is also related to shape complexity. Such spatial coverage properties, particularly important in branching structures, can be related to the capacity of an object to interact with its surrounding environment, such as the capacity of roots of trees to extract water and food from the soil or of neural cells to interact with the extracellular medium, including other cells.
The composed function h (t ) = γ ( g (t )) can be graphically sketched by reflecting the values of g (t ) at the function γ ( x) , as illustrated by the dashed lines for the points A and B. In this case, the composition with the sigmoid function provides equalization of the magnitude of the input function g (t ) . 10. e. ò gσ ( x )dx = 1 ; and µand σ correspond to the mean and -¥ the standard deviation of the Gaussian, respectively. 11 illustrates three normalized Gaussian functions characterized by distinct means and standard deviations.
Exp ( ax) > 0 for any real values a and x. f (x ) = e a . 6). Such values are called parameters. A function can have several parameters, each defining a specific property of the function. Examples of other functions involving parameters © 2001 by CRC Press LLC are the sigmoid and Gaussian. The concept of parameter can also be extended to techniques, programs and models. 6: The exponential function for several values of its parameter a. 7: The sinc function. Observe that this function crosses the x-axis at x = ±1, ± 2, L .