WxBS: Wide Baseline Stereo Generalizations

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Authors Karel Lenc, Jiri Matas, Michal Perdoch, Dmytro Mishkin
Journal/Conference Name Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 2015
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Paper Abstract We have presented a new problem -- the wide multiple baseline stereo (WxBS) -- which considers matching of images that simultaneously differ in more than one image acquisition factor such as viewpoint, illumination, sensor type or where object appearance changes significantly, e.g. over time. A new dataset with the ground truth for evaluation of matching algorithms has been introduced and will be made public. We have extensively tested a large set of popular and recent detectors and descriptors and show than the combination of RootSIFT and HalfRootSIFT as descriptors with MSER and Hessian-Affine detectors works best for many different nuisance factors. We show that simple adaptive thresholding improves Hessian-Affine, DoG, MSER (and possibly other) detectors and allows to use them on infrared and low contrast images. A novel matching algorithm for addressing the WxBS problem has been introduced. We have shown experimentally that the WxBS-M matcher dominantes the state-of-the-art methods both on both the new and existing datasets.
Date of publication 2015
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