Hodge Theory on Metric Spaces

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-48
Journal / PublicationFoundations of Computational Mathematics
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Abstract

Hodge theory is a beautiful synthesis of geometry, topology, and analysis which has been developed in the setting of Riemannian manifolds. However, spaces of images, which are important in the mathematical foundations of vision and pattern recognition, do not fit this framework. This motivates us to develop a version of Hodge theory on metric spaces with a probability measure. We believe that this constitutes a step toward understanding the geometry of vision. Appendix B by Anthony Baker discusses a separable, compact metric space with infinite-dimensional α-scale homology. © 2011 The Author(s).

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  • Harmonic forms, Hodge theory, L2 cohomology, Medium-scale geometry, Metric spaces

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Hodge Theory on Metric Spaces. / Bartholdi, Laurent; Schick, Thomas; Smale, Nat; Smale, Steve.

In: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Vol. 12, No. 1, 02.2012, p. 1-48.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal