02 Nov 2011

Topology Verification for Isosurface Extraction

Tiago Etiene, Luis Gustavo Nonato, Carlos Scheidegger, Julien Tierny, Thomas Peters, Valerio Pascucci, Mike Kirby, Claudio Silva. IEEE TVCG, Accepted.

The broad goals of verifiable visualization rely on correct algorithmic implementations. We extend a framework for verification of isosurfacing implementations to check topological properties. Specifically, we use stratified Morse theory and digital topology to design algorithms which verify topological invariants. Our extended framework reveals unexpected behavior and coding mistakes in popular publicly-available isosurface codes.

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