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Image registration methods: a survey
 IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING
, 2003
"... This paper aims to present a review of recent as well as classic image registration methods. Image registration is the process of overlaying images (two or more) of the same scene taken at different times, from different viewpoints, and/or by different sensors. The registration geometrically align t ..."
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This paper aims to present a review of recent as well as classic image registration methods. Image registration is the process of overlaying images (two or more) of the same scene taken at different times, from different viewpoints, and/or by different sensors. The registration geometrically align two images (the reference and sensed images). The reviewed approaches are classified according to their nature (areabased and featurebased) and according to four basic steps of image registration procedure: feature detection, feature matching, mapping function design, and image transformation and resampling. Main contributions, advantages, and drawbacks of the methods are mentioned in the paper. Problematic issues of image registration and outlook for the future research are discussed too. The major goal of the paper is to provide a comprehensive reference source for the researchers involved in image registration, regardless of particular application areas.
The angular difference function and its application to image registration
 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
, 2005
"... Abstract—The estimation of large motions without prior knowledge is an important problem in image registration. In this paper, we present the angular difference function (ADF) and demonstrate its applicability to rotation estimation. The ADF of two functions is defined as the integral of their spect ..."
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Abstract—The estimation of large motions without prior knowledge is an important problem in image registration. In this paper, we present the angular difference function (ADF) and demonstrate its applicability to rotation estimation. The ADF of two functions is defined as the integral of their spectral difference along the radial direction. It is efficiently computed using the pseudopolar Fourier transform, which computes the discrete Fourier transform of an image on a near spherical grid. Unlike other Fourierbased registration schemes, the suggested approach does not require any interpolation. Thus, it is more accurate and significantly faster. Index Terms—Global motion estimation, Fourier domain, pseudopolar FFT, image alignment. æ 1
Transformation invariant component analysis for binary images
 In Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, volume I
, 2006
"... There are various situations where image data is binary: character recognition, result of image segmentation etc. As a first contribution, we compare Gaussian based principal component analysis (PCA), which is often used to model images, and ”binary PCA ” which models the binary data more naturally ..."
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There are various situations where image data is binary: character recognition, result of image segmentation etc. As a first contribution, we compare Gaussian based principal component analysis (PCA), which is often used to model images, and ”binary PCA ” which models the binary data more naturally using Bernoulli distributions. Furthermore, we address the problem of data alignment. Image data is often perturbed by some global transformations such as shifting, rotation, scaling etc. In such cases the data needs to be transformed to some canonical aligned form. As a second contribution, we extend the binary PCA to the ”transformation invariant mixture of binary PCAs ” which simultaneously corrects the data for a set of global transformations and learns the binary PCA model on the aligned data. 1 1.
Improved Video Mosaic Construction by Selecting a Suitable Subset of Video Images
 In Proc. TwentySeventh Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2004
, 2004
"... By stitching together adjacent images from a video sequence surveying a scene, a video mosaic of the entire panorama can be formed. Since a video survey consists of a sequence of images having small relative displacements with respect to each other, there is redundant overlapping information in cons ..."
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By stitching together adjacent images from a video sequence surveying a scene, a video mosaic of the entire panorama can be formed. Since a video survey consists of a sequence of images having small relative displacements with respect to each other, there is redundant overlapping information in consecutive images so that not all consecutive video images are required to create a mosaic, and only a subset of suitable images needs to be chosen. Images that are misaligned due to subpixel translation, rotation or shear are difficult to perfectly realign and stitching of such images can result in a mosaic where discontinuities are noticeable. We propose a new technique for the construction of a seamless mosaic to minimise discontinuities. Our technique partitions an image into four quadrants to register with those of successive images. These registration values are used to form a misalignment index for selecting the best images for stitching.
Fast transformationinvariant component analysis
 IJCV, Submitted
, 2003
"... Dimensionality reduction techniques such as principal component analysis and factor analysis are used to discover a linear mapping between high dimensional data samples and points in a lower dimensional subspace. Previously, transformationinvariant component analysis (TCA) was introduced to learn t ..."
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Dimensionality reduction techniques such as principal component analysis and factor analysis are used to discover a linear mapping between high dimensional data samples and points in a lower dimensional subspace. Previously, transformationinvariant component analysis (TCA) was introduced to learn this linear mapping in a way that is invariant to a set of global transformations. The expectation maximization algorithm used to learn the parameters of TCA requires a number of scalar operations on the order of N 2, where N is the number of elements in each training example. This is prohibitive for many applications of interest such as modelling mid to large size images, where N may be quite large (e.g. 262144 dimensions for a 512×512 grayscale image). In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm that reduces the computational requirements to the order of N log N. With this speedup, we show the effectiveness of TCA in various applications including tracking, video textures, clustering, object recognition and object detection in images. I.
GRADIENT FIELD DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF IMAGES
"... This paper introduces a new method to register images that are rotated and translated with respect to each other. The method works by transforming each image to a gradient distribution space. This space represents the likelihood of finding a particular gradient in the image and is invariant to trans ..."
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This paper introduces a new method to register images that are rotated and translated with respect to each other. The method works by transforming each image to a gradient distribution space. This space represents the likelihood of finding a particular gradient in the image and is invariant to translation. Once transformed the rotation between the images is efficiently found using correlation. Unlike Fourier based methods, phase information is retained in the gradient distribution space, thus a larger class of images can be accurately registered. The method is computationally efficient and does not require nonlinear optimization or iterative methods. Furthermore, large rotations and translations can easily be handled.
Realtime human detection, tracking, and verification in uncontrolled camera motion environments
 In IEEE Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Systems, ICVS’06
, 2006
"... In environments where a camera is installed on a freely moving platform, e.g. a vehicle or a robot, object detection and tracking becomes much more difficult. In this paper, we presents a real time system for human detection, tracking, and verification in such challenging environments. To deliver a ..."
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In environments where a camera is installed on a freely moving platform, e.g. a vehicle or a robot, object detection and tracking becomes much more difficult. In this paper, we presents a real time system for human detection, tracking, and verification in such challenging environments. To deliver a robust performance, the system integrates several computer vision algorithms to perform its function: a human detection algorithm, an object tracking algorithm, and a motion analysis algorithm. To utilize the available computing resources to the maximum possible extent, each of the system components is designed to work in a separate thread that communicates with the other threads through shared data structures. The focus of this paper is more on the implementation issues than on the algorithmic issues of algorithmic details away from the system structure. 1
A Framework for Detecting Glaucomatous Progression in the Optic Nerve Head of an Eye using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
"... Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Often the optic nerve head (ONH) glaucomatous damage and ONH changes occur prior to visual field loss and are observable in vivo. Thus digital image analysis is a promising choice for detecting the onset and/or progression of glaucoma. In ..."
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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Often the optic nerve head (ONH) glaucomatous damage and ONH changes occur prior to visual field loss and are observable in vivo. Thus digital image analysis is a promising choice for detecting the onset and/or progression of glaucoma. In this work, we present a new framework for detecting glaucomatous changes in the ONH of an eye using the method of proper orthogonal decomposition (POD). A baseline topograph subspace was constructed for each eye to describe the structure of the ONH of the eye at a reference/baseline condition using POD. Any glaucomatous changes in the ONH of an eye present during a followup exam were estimated by comparing the ONH topograph acquired from the followup exam with its baseline topograph subspace representation. Image correspondence measures of L1 and L2 norms, correlation, and image Euclidean
PseudoPolar Based Estimation of Large Translations Rotations and Scalings in Images
, 2002
"... One of the major challenges related to image registration is the estimation of large motions without prior knowledge. This paper presents a Fourier based approach that estimates large translation, scale and rotation motions. The algorithm uses the pseudopolartransform to achieve substantial improve ..."
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One of the major challenges related to image registration is the estimation of large motions without prior knowledge. This paper presents a Fourier based approach that estimates large translation, scale and rotation motions. The algorithm uses the pseudopolartransform to achieve substantial improved approximations of the polarandlogpolar Fourier transforms of an image. Thus, rotation and scale changes are reduced to translations which are estimated using phasecorrelation. By utilizing the pseudopolar grid we increase the performance (accuracy, speed, robustness) of the registration algorithms. Scales up to 4 and arbitrary rotationangles can be robustly recovered, compared to a maximum scaling of 2 recovered by the currrnt state oftheartalgorithms. The algorithm utilizes only 1DFFT calculations whose overall complexity is signifficantly lower than prior works. Experimental results demonstrate the applicability of these algorithms.
1RealTime Affine Global Motion Estimation Using Phase Correlation and Its Application For Digital Image Stabilization
"... Abstract—We propose a fast and robust 2Daffine global motion estimation algorithm based on phasecorrelation in the FourierMellin domain and robust least square model fitting of sparse motion vector field and its application for digital image stabilization. Rotationscaletranslation (RST) approxi ..."
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Abstract—We propose a fast and robust 2Daffine global motion estimation algorithm based on phasecorrelation in the FourierMellin domain and robust least square model fitting of sparse motion vector field and its application for digital image stabilization. Rotationscaletranslation (RST) approximation of affine parameters is obtained at the coarsest level of the image pyramid, thus ensuring convergence for a much larger range of motions. Despite working at the coarsest resolution level, using subpixelaccurate phase correlation provides sufficiently accurate coarse estimates for the subsequent refinement stage of the algorithm. The refinement stage consists of RANSAC based robust leastsquare model fitting for sparse motion vector field, estimated using blockbased subpixelaccurate phase correlation at randomly selected high activity regions in finest level of image pyramid. Resulting algorithm is very robust to outliers such as foreground objects and flat regions. We investigate the robustness of the proposed method for digital image stabilization application. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm is capable of estimating larger range of motions as compared to another phase correlation method and optical flow algorithm. Index Terms—Global motion estimation, phase correlation, optical flow, robust least square, digital image stabilization, format conversion. I.