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A new method to extract stable feature points based on self-generated simulation images
Author(s): Fei Long; Bin Zhou; Delie Ming; Jinwen Tian
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Paper Abstract

Recently, image processing has got a lot of attention in the field of photogrammetry, medical image processing, etc. Matching two or more images of the same scene taken at different times, by different cameras, or from different viewpoints, is a popular and important problem. Feature extraction plays an important part in image matching. Traditional SIFT detectors reject the unstable points by eliminating the low contrast and edge response points. The disadvantage is the need to set the threshold manually. The main idea of this paper is to get the stable extremums by machine learning algorithm. Firstly we use ASIFT approach coupled with the light changes and blur to generate multi-view simulated images, which make up the set of the simulated images of the original image. According to the way of generating simulated images set, affine transformation of each generated image is also known. Instead of the traditional matching process which contain the unstable RANSAC method to get the affine transformation, this approach is more stable and accurate. Secondly we calculate the stability value of the feature points by the set of image with its affine transformation. Then we get the different feature properties of the feature point, such as DOG features, scales, edge point density, etc. Those two form the training set while stability value is the dependent variable and feature property is the independent variable. At last, a process of training by Rank-SVM is taken. We will get a weight vector. In use, based on the feature properties of each points and weight vector calculated by training, we get the sort value of each feature point which refers to the stability value, then we sort the feature points. In conclusion, we applied our algorithm and the original SIFT detectors to test as a comparison. While in different view changes, blurs, illuminations, it comes as no surprise that experimental results show that our algorithm is more efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9675, AOPC 2015: Image Processing and Analysis, 96751T (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2199649
Show Author Affiliations
Fei Long, Huazhong Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Bin Zhou, Beijing Aerospace Automatic Control Institute (China)
Delie Ming, Huazhong Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Jinwen Tian, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9675:
AOPC 2015: Image Processing and Analysis
Chunhua Shen; Weiping Yang; Honghai Liu, Editor(s)

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