United States Patent 6,356,659 (2002-03-12) (bibtex, paper)

## Labeled bunch graphs for image analysis.

Laurenz Wiskott and Christoph von der Malsburg

*Abstract:* A process for image analysis which includes selecting a number M
of images, forming a model graph from each of the number of images, such
that each model has a number N of nodes, assembling the model graphs into a
gallery, and mapping the gallery of model graphs into an associated bunch
graph by using average distance vectors .DELTA..sub.ij for the model graphs
as edge vectors in the associated bunch graph. A number M of jets is
associated with each node of the associated bunch graph, and at least one
jet is labeled with an attribute characteristic of one of the number of
images. An elastic graph matching procedure is performed wherein the graph
similarity function is replaced by a bunch-similarity function.

### Relevant Project:

October 21, 2002, Laurenz Wiskott, http://www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/PEOPLE/wiskott/