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Approximation Algorithms for Bipartite Matching with Metric and Geometric Costs
"... Let G = G(A ∪ B, A×B), with A  = B  = n, be a weighted bipartite graph, and let d(·, ·) be the cost function on the edges. Let w(M) denote the weight of a matching in G, and M ∗ a minimumcost perfect matching in G. We call a perfect matching M capproximate, for c ≥ 1, if w(M) ≤ c · w(M ∗). ..."
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(M ∗). We present three approximation algorithms for computing minimumcost perfect matchings in G. First, we consider the case when d(·, ·) is a metric. For any δ> 0, we present an algorithm that, in O(n 2+δ log n log 2 (1/δ)) time, computes a O(1/δ α)approximate matching of G, where α = log3 2 ≈ 0
Efficient Variants of the ICP Algorithm
 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 3D DIGITAL IMAGING AND MODELING
, 2001
"... The ICP (Iterative Closest Point) algorithm is widely used for geometric alignment of threedimensional models when an initial estimate of the relative pose is known. Many variants of ICP have been proposed, affecting all phases of the algorithm from the selection and matching of points to the minim ..."
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The ICP (Iterative Closest Point) algorithm is widely used for geometric alignment of threedimensional models when an initial estimate of the relative pose is known. Many variants of ICP have been proposed, affecting all phases of the algorithm from the selection and matching of points
Iterative point matching for registration of freeform curves and surfaces
, 1994
"... A heuristic method has been developed for registering two sets of 3D curves obtained by using an edgebased stereo system, or two dense 3D maps obtained by using a correlationbased stereo system. Geometric matching in general is a difficult unsolved problem in computer vision. Fortunately, in ma ..."
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A heuristic method has been developed for registering two sets of 3D curves obtained by using an edgebased stereo system, or two dense 3D maps obtained by using a correlationbased stereo system. Geometric matching in general is a difficult unsolved problem in computer vision. Fortunately
Planning Algorithms
, 2004
"... This book presents a unified treatment of many different kinds of planning algorithms. The subject lies at the crossroads between robotics, control theory, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and computer graphics. The particular subjects covered include motion planning, discrete planning, planning ..."
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This book presents a unified treatment of many different kinds of planning algorithms. The subject lies at the crossroads between robotics, control theory, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and computer graphics. The particular subjects covered include motion planning, discrete planning
Fast approximate nearest neighbors with automatic algorithm configuration
 In VISAPP International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications
, 2009
"... nearestneighbors search, randomized kdtrees, hierarchical kmeans tree, clustering. For many computer vision problems, the most time consuming component consists of nearest neighbor matching in highdimensional spaces. There are no known exact algorithms for solving these highdimensional problems ..."
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nearestneighbors search, randomized kdtrees, hierarchical kmeans tree, clustering. For many computer vision problems, the most time consuming component consists of nearest neighbor matching in highdimensional spaces. There are no known exact algorithms for solving these high
Searching in metric spaces
, 2001
"... The problem of searching the elements of a set that are close to a given query element under some similarity criterion has a vast number of applications in many branches of computer science, from pattern recognition to textual and multimedia information retrieval. We are interested in the rather gen ..."
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general case where the similarity criterion defines a metric space, instead of the more restricted case of a vector space. Many solutions have been proposed in different areas, in many cases without crossknowledge. Because of this, the same ideas have been reconceived several times, and very different
Polynomial time approximation schemes for Euclidean TSP and other geometric problems
 In Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS’96
, 1996
"... Abstract. We present a polynomial time approximation scheme for Euclidean TSP in fixed dimensions. For every fixed c � 1 and given any n nodes in � 2, a randomized version of the scheme finds a (1 � 1/c)approximation to the optimum traveling salesman tour in O(n(log n) O(c) ) time. When the nodes a ..."
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approximation algorithms for all these problems achieved a constantfactor approximation. We also give efficient approximation schemes for Euclidean MinCost Matching, a problem that can be solved exactly in polynomial time. All our algorithms also work, with almost no modification, when distance is measured
A comparison and evaluation of multiview stereo reconstruction algorithms
 In IEEE CVPR
, 2006
"... This paper presents a quantitative comparison of several multiview stereo reconstruction algorithms. Until now, the lack of suitable calibrated multiview image datasets with known ground truth (3D shape models) has prevented such direct comparisons. In this paper, we rst survey multiview stereo a ..."
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This paper presents a quantitative comparison of several multiview stereo reconstruction algorithms. Until now, the lack of suitable calibrated multiview image datasets with known ground truth (3D shape models) has prevented such direct comparisons. In this paper, we rst survey multiview stereo
Face recognition: features versus templates
 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
, 1993
"... AbstractOver the last 20 years, several different techniques have been proposed for computer recognition of human faces. The purpose of this paper is to compare two simple but general strategies on a common database (frontal images of faces of 47 people: 26 males and 21 females, four images per per ..."
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person). We have developed and implemented two new algorithms; the first one is based on the computation of a set of geometrical features, such as nose width and length, mouth position, and chin shape, and the second one is based on almostgreylevel template matching. The results obtained on the testing
A metric for distributions with applications to image databases
, 1998
"... We introduce a new distance between two distributions that we call the Earth Mover’s Distance (EMD), which reflects the minimal amount of work that must be performed to transform one distributioninto the other by moving “distribution mass ” around. This is a special case of the transportation proble ..."
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problem from linear optimization, for which efficient algorithms are available. The EMD also allows for partial matching. When used to compare distributions that have the same overall mass, the EMD is a true metric, and has easytocompute lower bounds. In this paper we focus on applications to image
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