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Normal cycle models for deformation analysis

Abstract : In this thesis, we develop a second order model for the representation of shapes (curves or surfaces) using the theory of normal cycles. The normal cycle of a shape is the current associated with its normal bundle. Introducing kernel metrics on normal cycles, we obtain a dissimilarity measure between shapes which takes into account curvature. This measure is used as a data attachment term for a purpose of registration and shape analysis by deformations. Chapter 1 is a review of the field of shape analysis. We focus on the setting of the theoretical and numerical model of the Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Metric Mapping(LDDMM).Chapter 2 focuses on the representation of shapes with normal cycles in a unified framework that encompasses both the continuous and the discrete shapes. We specify to what extend this representation encodes curvature information. Finally, we show the link between the normal cycle of a shape and its varifold. In chapter 3, we introduce the kernel metrics, so that we can consider normal cycles in a Hilbert space with an explicit scalar product. We detail this scalar product for discrete curves and surfaces with some kernels, as well as the associated gradient. We show that even with simple kernels, we do not get rid of all the curvature informations. The chapter 4 introduces this new metric as a data attachment term in the framework of LDDMM. We present numerous registrations and mean shape estimation for curves and surfaces. The aim of this chapter is to illustrate the different properties of normal cycles for the deformations analysis on synthetic and real examples.
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Pierre Roussillon. Normal cycle models for deformation analysis. Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCB073⟩. ⟨tel-02180601⟩



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