Integral P-Channels for fast and robust region matching

Alain Pagani; Didier Stricker; Michael Felsberg

In: International Conference on Image Processing. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP-09), November 7, Cairo, Egypt, 2009.


We present a new method for matching a region between an input and a query image, based on the P-channel representation of pixel-based image features such as grayscale, color information, local gradient orientation and local spatial coordinates. We introduce the concept of Integral P-Channels, which conciliates the concepts of P-Channel and integral images. Using integral images, the P-channel representation of a given region is extracted with a few arithmetic operations. This enables a fast nearest-neighbor search in all possible target regions. We present extensive experimental results and show that our approach compares favorably to existing methods for region matching such as histograms or region covariance.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence