We present algorithms for computing some distance functions between two (possibly intersecting) polygons, both in the convex and nonconvex cases. The interest for such distance functions comes from applications in robot vision, pattern recognition and contour fitting. We present a linear sequential algorithm and an optimal EREW-PRAM parallel algorithm for the case when the input polygons are convex, and an essentially quadratic sequential algorithm for the case of arbitrary polygons (possibly with holes).
Paru en mai 1990 , 15 pages
Ce cahier a été révisé en mai 1991