Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CAS shape pool segment growth

As I was expecting, the context-aware segmentation (CAS) approach can potentially led to an exponential growth of the number of segments in the shape pool. Theoretically, if all the branches of the segmentation tree are expanded, after seven iterations the number of segments can grow so much that will be impossible to store in memory all their signatures. The charts below illustrate the worst case for two distinct collections with one and eight hundred models respectively.

Number of segments in shape pool

Memory necessary to store segment signatures

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