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    A probabilistic definition of salient regions for image matching

    Maybank, Stephen J. (2013) A probabilistic definition of salient regions for image matching. Neurocomputing 120 , pp. 4-14. ISSN 0925-2312.

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    Abstract

    A probabilistic definition of saliency is given in a form suitable for applications to image matching. In order to make this definition, the values of the pixels in pairs of matching regions are modeled using an elliptically symmetric distribution (ESD). The values of the pixels in background pairs of regions are also modeled using an ESD. If a region is given in one image, then the conditional probability density function for the pixel values in a matching region can be calculated. The saliency of the given region is defined to be the Kullback-Leibler divergence between this conditional pdf and a background conditional pdf. Experiments carried out using images in the Middlebury stereo database show that if the salience of a given image region is high, then there are relatively few background regions that have a better match to the given region than the true matching region.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Discrete cosine transform, Elliptically symmetric distribution, Image statistics, Kullback-Leibler divergence, Salient image regions, Stereo matching
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 08:23
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 07:46
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6411

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