The use of Fourier descriptors for rapid recognition of complete shapes is discussed. A Fourier-Mellin correlation procedure for recognition of partial shapes is also presented. Some example recognition experiments, including industrial parts inspection and aircraft recognition, are shown.
O. Robert Mitchell,
Timothy A. Grogan,
"Global And Partial Shape Discrimination For Computer Vision," Optical Engineering 23(5), 235484 (1 October 1984). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973326