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From invariant line features clustering to line matching: theory and applications

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D. Kachi, X-W. Tu

Universite´ de Technologie de Compie`gne, Heuristique et Diagnostic des Syste`mes Complexes, UMR-CNRS 6599, BP 529 Compie`gne,?60205?France

J. Electron. Imaging. 8(2), 185-195 (Apr 01, 1999). doi:10.1117/1.482696
History: Received July 6, 1995; Revised Aug. 7, 1997; Accepted Dec. 3, 1997
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Abstract

In this paper, we formulate a complete approach of line matching, based on geometrical invariants. In the proposed technique, it is not necessary to have a priori knowledge about the observed objects and the camera calibration coefficients. This technique can be used in on-line tasks in robotics, tracking, and target recognition applications. A line segment is locally represented by invariant parameters under the group of displacements within an image and the scale changes. The matching process is achieved through two steps, features clustering and hypotheses verification. In order to be matched, a pair of lines represented by neighboring features in the parameter space must satisfy geometrical constraints (relative angle and distance) in the image plane. Conducted analysis and tests proved the stability of proposed line invariants under complex movements of camera. Experimental results have shown a high rate matching on different types of computer generated and real images. © 1999 SPIE and IS&T.

© 1999 SPIE and IS&T

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D. Kachi and X-W. Tu
"From invariant line features clustering to line matching: theory and applications", J. Electron. Imaging. 8(2), 185-195 (Apr 01, 1999). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.482696


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