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Local sharpness distribution–based feature points matching algorithm

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Yue Zhao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Department of Automation, Shanghai 200240, China

Jianbo Su

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Department of Automation, Shanghai 200240, China

J. Electron. Imaging. 23(1), 013011 (Jan 29, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.23.1.013011
History: Received August 6, 2013; Revised November 18, 2013; Accepted December 18, 2013
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Abstract.  An efficient descriptor and a complete scheme for removing incorrect correspondences are two essentials for accurate feature points matching in image processing and pattern recognition. This paper proposes a new rigid feature points matching algorithm. First, a new feature descriptor based on the local sharpness distribution is proposed to extract features, which leads to a feature set of extremely low dimensionality. With these features, the normalized cross-correlation coefficient and a bidirectional matching strategy are employed to generate the initial feature point correspondences. Then a complete scheme with two rules is proposed to remove the probable incorrect correspondences. Owing to these two rules based on the voting strategy and the ratio of the distances, respectively, the accuracy of feature points matching is remarkably improved. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm is efficient for feature matching and comparisons with other algorithms show its better comprehensive performance.

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Yue Zhao and Jianbo Su
"Local sharpness distribution–based feature points matching algorithm", J. Electron. Imaging. 23(1), 013011 (Jan 29, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.23.1.013011


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