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Identifying surface points based on machine learning algorithms: a comprehensive analysis

Vahide Bulut (Department of Engineering Sciences, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey)

Data Technologies and Applications

ISSN: 2514-9288

Article publication date: 29 November 2022




Surface curvature is needed to analyze the range data of real objects and is widely applied in object recognition and segmentation, robotics, and computer vision. Therefore, it is not easy to estimate the curvature of the scanned data. In recent years, machine learning classification methods have gained importance in various fields such as finance, health, engineering, etc. The purpose of this study is to classify surface points based on principal curvatures to find the best method for determining surface point types.


A feature selection method is presented to find the best feature vector that achieves the highest accuracy. For this reason, ten different feature selections are used and six sample datasets of different sizes are classified using these feature vectors.


The author examined the surface examples based on the feature vector using the machine learning classification methods. Also, the author compared the results for each experiment.


To the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first study to examine surface points according to principal curvatures using machine learning classification methods.



Bulut, V. (2022), "Identifying surface points based on machine learning algorithms: a comprehensive analysis", Data Technologies and Applications, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print, pp. 1-25.



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