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Manifold of color perception: color constancy using a nonlinear line of attraction
Author(s): Ming-Jung Seow; Vijayan K. Asari
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose the concept of manifold of color perception based on an observation that the perceived color in a set of similar color images defines a manifold in the high dimensional space. Such a manifold representation can be learned from a few images of similar color characteristics. This learned manifold can then be used as a basis for color correction of the images having different color perception to the previously learned color. To learn the manifold for color perception, we propose a novel learning algorithm based on a recurrent neural network. Unlike the conventional recurrent neural network model in which the memory is stored in an attractive fixed point at discrete locations in the state space, the dynamics of the proposed learning algorithm represents memory as a line of attraction. The region of convergence at the line of attraction is defined by the statistical characteristics of the training data. We demonstrate experimentally how we can use the proposed manifold to color-balance the common lighting variations in the environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6064, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning, 60641F (17 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643158
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Ming-Jung Seow, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Vijayan K. Asari, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6064:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning
Nasser M. Nasrabadi; Syed A. Rizvi; Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola; Karen O. Egiazarian, Editor(s)

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