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Definition of a robust measurement of similarity for the localization of small shapes in scenes
Author(s): Xavier Fernandez; Josep Ferre-Borrull; Salvador Bosch
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Paper Abstract

After analyzing the problems related to finding a small shape in a scene, we introduce a nonparametric similarity measure based on the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic, which proves to be robust for template-matching problems where a target of binary characteristics is to be located inside a gray-scale image. We show that the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic gives the optimum thresholding level for the image and may be computed without actual thresholding of the image. Some interesting properties of the proposed similarity measure are exposed and compared to the corresponding properties of normalized correlation.

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Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312712
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Xavier Fernandez, Industrias de Optica, SA (Spain)
Josep Ferre-Borrull, Univ. de Barcelona (Italy)
Salvador Bosch, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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