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Interactive Graph Cuts for Optimal Boundary & Region Segmentation of Objects in ND Images
, 2001
"... In this paper we describe a new technique for general purpose interactive segmentation of Ndimensional images. The user marks certain pixels as “object” or “background” to provide hard constraints for segmentation. Additional soft constraints incorporate both boundary and region information. Graph ..."
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In this paper we describe a new technique for general purpose interactive segmentation of Ndimensional images. The user marks certain pixels as “object” or “background” to provide hard constraints for segmentation. Additional soft constraints incorporate both boundary and region information. Graph cuts are used to find the globally optimal segmentation of the Ndimensional image. The obtained solution gives the best balance of boundary and region properties among all segmentations satisfying the constraints. The topology of our segmentation is unrestricted and both “object” and “background” segments may consist of several isolatedparts. Some experimental results are presented in the context ofphotohideo editing and medical image segmentation. We also demonstrate an interesting Gestalt example. A fast implementation of our segmentation method is possible via a new mar$ow algorithm in [2].
A Tutorial on Visual Servo Control
 IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
, 1996
"... This paper provides a tutorial introduction to visual servo control of robotic manipulators. Since the topic spans many disciplines our goal is limited to providing a basic conceptual framework. We begin by reviewing the prerequisite topics from robotics and computer vision, including a brief review ..."
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This paper provides a tutorial introduction to visual servo control of robotic manipulators. Since the topic spans many disciplines our goal is limited to providing a basic conceptual framework. We begin by reviewing the prerequisite topics from robotics and computer vision, including a brief review of coordinate transformations, velocity representation, and a description of the geometric aspects of the image formation process. We then present a taxonomy of visual servo control systems. The two major classes of systems, positionbased and imagebased systems, are then discussed. Since any visual servo system must be capable of tracking image features in a sequence of images, we include an overview of featurebased and correlationbased methods for tracking. We conclude the tutorial with a number of observations on the current directions of the research field of visual servo control. 1 Introduction Today there are over 800,000 robots in the world, mostly working in factory environment...
Efficient region tracking with parametric models of geometry and illumination
 PAMI
, 1998
"... Abstract—As an object moves through the field of view of a camera, the images of the object may change dramatically. This is not simply due to the translation of the object across the image plane. Rather, complications arise due to the fact that the object undergoes changes in pose relative to the v ..."
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Abstract—As an object moves through the field of view of a camera, the images of the object may change dramatically. This is not simply due to the translation of the object across the image plane. Rather, complications arise due to the fact that the object undergoes changes in pose relative to the viewing camera, changes in illumination relative to light sources, and may even become partially or fully occluded. In this paper, we develop an efficient, general framework for object tracking—one which addresses each of these complications. We first develop a computationally efficient method for handling the geometric distortions produced by changes in pose. We then combine geometry and illumination into an algorithm that tracks large image regions using no more computation than would be required to track with no accommodation for illumination changes. Finally, we augment these methods with techniques from robust statistics and treat occluded regions on the object as statistical outliers. Throughout, we present experimental results performed on live video sequences demonstrating the effectiveness and efficiency of our methods. Index Terms—Visual tracking, realtime vision, illumination, motion estimation, robust statistics.
Direct least Square Fitting of Ellipses
, 1998
"... This work presents a new efficient method for fitting ellipses to scattered data. Previous algorithms either fitted general conics or were computationally expensive. By minimizing the algebraic distance subject to the constraint 4ac  b² = 1 the new method incorporates the ellipticity constraint ..."
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This work presents a new efficient method for fitting ellipses to scattered data. Previous algorithms either fitted general conics or were computationally expensive. By minimizing the algebraic distance subject to the constraint 4ac  b² = 1 the new method incorporates the ellipticity constraint into the normalization factor. The proposed method combines several advantages: (i) It is ellipsespecific so that even bad data will always return an ellipse; (ii) It can be solved naturally by a generalized eigensystem and (iii) it is extremely robust, efficient and easy to implement.
Morphological grayscale reconstruction in image analysis: Applications and efficient algorithms
 IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
, 1993
"... Morphological reconstruction is part of a set of image operators often referred to as geodesic. In the binary case, reconstruction simply extracts the connected components of a binary image I (the mask) which are \marked " by a (binary) image J contained in I. This transformation can be ext ..."
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Morphological reconstruction is part of a set of image operators often referred to as geodesic. In the binary case, reconstruction simply extracts the connected components of a binary image I (the mask) which are \marked &quot; by a (binary) image J contained in I. This transformation can be extended to the grayscale case, where it turns out to be extremely useful for several image analysis tasks. This paper rst provides two di erent formal de nitions of grayscale reconstruction. It then illustrates the use of grayscale reconstruction in various image processing applications and aims at demonstrating the usefulness of this transformation for image ltering and segmentation tasks. Lastly, the paper focuses on implementation issues: the standard parallel and sequential approaches to reconstruction are brie y recalled; their common drawback is their ine ciency on conventional computers. To improve this situation, a new algorithm is introduced, which is based on the notion of regional maxima and makes use of breadthrst image scannings implemented via a queue of pixels. Its combination with the sequential technique results in a hybrid grayscale reconstruction algorithm which is an order of magnitude faster than any previously known algorithm. Published in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 176{201,
Graph Cuts and Efficient ND Image Segmentation
, 2006
"... Combinatorial graph cut algorithms have been successfully applied to a wide range of problems in vision and graphics. This paper focusses on possibly the simplest application of graphcuts: segmentation of objects in image data. Despite its simplicity, this application epitomizes the best features ..."
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Combinatorial graph cut algorithms have been successfully applied to a wide range of problems in vision and graphics. This paper focusses on possibly the simplest application of graphcuts: segmentation of objects in image data. Despite its simplicity, this application epitomizes the best features of combinatorial graph cuts methods in vision: global optima, practical efficiency, numerical robustness, ability to fuse a wide range of visual cues and constraints, unrestricted topological properties of segments, and applicability to ND problems. Graph cuts based approaches to object extraction have also been shown to have interesting connections with earlier segmentation methods such as snakes, geodesic active contours, and levelsets. The segmentation energies optimized by graph cuts combine boundary regularization with regionbased properties in the same fashion as MumfordShah style functionals. We present motivation and detailed technical description of the basic combinatorial optimization framework for image segmentation via s/t graph cuts. After the general concept of using binary graph cut algorithms for object segmentation was first proposed and tested in Boykov and Jolly (2001), this idea was widely studied in computer vision and graphics communities. We provide links to a large number of known extensions based on iterative parameter reestimation and learning, multiscale or hierarchical approaches, narrow bands, and other techniques for demanding photo, video, and medical applications.
Contentbased multimedia information retrieval: State of the art and challenges
 ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput. Commun. Appl
, 2006
"... Extending beyond the boundaries of science, art, and culture, contentbased multimedia information retrieval provides new paradigms and methods for searching through the myriad variety of media all over the world. This survey reviews 100+ recent articles on contentbased multimedia information retri ..."
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Extending beyond the boundaries of science, art, and culture, contentbased multimedia information retrieval provides new paradigms and methods for searching through the myriad variety of media all over the world. This survey reviews 100+ recent articles on contentbased multimedia information retrieval and discusses their role in current research directions which include browsing and search paradigms, user studies, affective computing, learning, semantic queries, new features and media types, high performance indexing, and evaluation techniques. Based on the current state of the art, we discuss the major challenges for the future.
Image Change Detection Algorithms: A Systematic Survey
 IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
, 2005
"... Detecting regions of change in multiple images of the same scene taken at different times is of widespread interest due to a large number of applications in diverse disciplines, including remote sensing, surveillance, medical diagnosis and treatment, civil infrastructure, and underwater sensing. T ..."
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Detecting regions of change in multiple images of the same scene taken at different times is of widespread interest due to a large number of applications in diverse disciplines, including remote sensing, surveillance, medical diagnosis and treatment, civil infrastructure, and underwater sensing. This paper presents a systematic survey of the common processing steps and core decision rules in modern change detection algorithms, including significance and hypothesis testing, predictive models, the shading model, and background modeling. We also discuss important preprocessing methods, approaches to enforcing the consistency of the change mask, and principles for evaluating and comparing the performance of change detection algorithms. It is hoped that our classification of algorithms into a relatively small number of categories will provide useful guidance to the algorithm designer.
On the geometry and algebra of the point and line correspondences between N images
, 1995
"... We explore the geometric and algebraic relations that exist between correspondences of points and lines in an arbitrary number of images. We propose to use the formalism of the GrassmannCayley algebra as the simplest way to make both geometric and algebraic statements in a very synthetic and effect ..."
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We explore the geometric and algebraic relations that exist between correspondences of points and lines in an arbitrary number of images. We propose to use the formalism of the GrassmannCayley algebra as the simplest way to make both geometric and algebraic statements in a very synthetic and effective way (i.e. allowing actual computation if needed). We have a fairly complete picture of the situation in the case of points: there are only three types of algebraic relations which are satisfied by the coordinates of the images of a 3D point: bilinear relations arising when we consider pairs of images among the N and which are the wellknown epipolar constraints, trilinear relations arising when we consider triples of images among the N , and quadrilinear relations arising when we consider fourtuples of images among the N . In the case of lines, we show how the traditional perspective projection equation can be suitably generalized and that in the case of three images there exist two in...