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Computer vision includes methods of processing, analyzing, images and high-dimensional data to form high level understanding and recognition of the scene or images.

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Why reprojection error is minimized instead of triangulation error for bundle adjustment?

For bundle adjustment optmization why is reprojection error minimized instead of traingulation error or ray-to-3d point error? Disadvantage with reprojection error is: for perspective camera, its ...
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How is the Gaussian kernel related to the Euclidean distance of the neighbourhoods in the non-local means algorithm?

I am reading the paper A non-local algorithm for image denoising that describes the original non-local means algorithm. They define (p. 3 of the pdf) the distance between two square fixed ...
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What is the relation between time, frequency, spatial and spectral domains?

What is the relation between time, frequency, spatial and spectral domains? I think that time and spatial domains are the "original" domains (e.g. if the signal is a greyscale image, then the domain ...
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Calibration (intrinsic) parameters of a virtual camera with some known information

I need the calibration matrix of my simulated camera, I am trying to fully comprehend and follow the steps from Step by Step Camera Pose Estimation for Visual Tracking and Planar Markers as well as ...
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Camera Pose Estimation from Vanishing Points

I want to estimate the pose of camera (Location and Orientation). Can I use Vanishing Points to get the location and orientation of the camera? There is object in the image which I also know his size,...
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3D point cloud to 2.5D graycale image (metric) [Halcon?]

I have a problem ragarding transferring a point cloud to a 2.5D metric grayscale image (gray value gives depth information). I start with a three channel image of 32bit floats with each pixel ...
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What is a good distance measure for matching SIFT descriptors depending on the distribution of their noise?

I have read some papers about distance measures like Euclidean, Manhattan or Chi-Square for matching gradient based image descriptors like those computed from the SIFT Algorithm (128-D vectors). Most ...
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Finding Homography Matrix Using Lines

I have some Points and Lines from original image and the corresponding points and lines from top view image. -> I tried to find homography using points Used OpenCV function findHomography(...
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What is scale ambiguity in computer vision?

When you compute relative pose between cameras, translation is only accurate upto a scale. Need some help in understanding the scale ambiguity and what exactly does it mean translation is accurate ...
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camera calibration change orientation of axis

I want to solve for the extrinsics by using direct linear transformation on corresponding 3D LIDAR points and 2D camera points. I already have the intrinsics. Problem is, points behind the camera ...
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How to select the specific frame with object

I am detecting the object from the live camera through feature detection with svm , and it read every frame from camera while predicting which affect its speed , i just want that it should select the ...
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Object detection versus object recognition

I have a slight confusion differentiating between object recognition and object detection. Some people say object detection is a sub-topic of object recognition? Can someone clarify the the difference ...
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What are the various techniques for detecting Walls in the Building(Architectural) floor plan Images?

I have to process building floor plan images to extract Walls from the structure. It is trivial in case of binary images; but the images in our case are colored, and each have different color of walls....
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Understanding 2D alignment using least squares

In Computer Vision Algorithms and Applications book by Richard Szeliski, the author explains 2D alignment using least squares as follows: Given a set of matched feature points ${(x_i, x_i')}$ and a ...
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Segmentation of warped text lines

I am trying to segment warped text lines found in photos taken from a page of a book (from the camera of a smartphone). This is meant as a preprocessing step before running OCR on them. I have found ...
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What do we mean by spectrum?

Consider the context of image processing and computer vision, and, in particular, discrete Fourier transform. For example, in the sentence In the Discrete Time Fourier Transform the forward ...
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Image Segmentation - Comparing GrabCut Method vs. Level Set Method

Checking the literature about image segmentation, if I am not wrong, there are two main approaches: Variational approach e.g. level-set optimization in Chan-Vese Combinatorial approach e.g. using ...
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What is the difference between a range image and a depth map?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_map https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_imaging To me, it sounds like they are the same thing, except depth map implies only having the z coordinate info. But ...
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How to remove striped noise from this image. Which filter or algorithm use better?

I need to process a gray scale image. The task is to remove the stripes, which constitute some noise. I have next origin image: This image received many channels ADC(Y) in moment of time (Xn) from ...
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Measures of edge image continuity and connectivity

Suppose I have a scalar image $I:\mathbb{Z}_{1,m} \times \mathbb{Z}_{1,n}\rightarrow [0,1]\subset \mathbb{R}$, where $\mathbb{Z}_{1,m} = \{1,\ldots, m\}$. (For instance, computed as the (scaled) ...
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Understanding SURF Features Calculation Process

So, I was reading the paper on SURF (Bay, Ess, Tuytelaars, Van Gool: Speeded-Up Robust Features (SURF)) and I can not comprehend this paragraph below: Due to the use of box filters and integral ...
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How Do Steerable Pyramids Work?

I'm reading a paper about texture synthesis using pyramids, and the very first section mention two methods for constructing pyramids, one is the Laplacian Pyramid (which I'm quite familiar with), the ...
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What's the Difference Between UQI and SSIM Measures for Image Similarity / Quality?

I'm studying image quality assessment (IQA) problem and I'm currently learning about quality measures UQI and SSIM, I know UQI is a predecessor of SSIM, but they look exactly the same for me...
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How to warp a pixel patch to another camera

I have two cameras with rotation and translation starting from the world origin and a patch in the first camera's reference coordinate system. I want to warp this patch into the second camera's ...
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Can the colors of an image be interpreted as “virtual” Doppler effect? [closed]

In astronomy, the Doppler effect is used to estimate approximate distances to stars and other celestial bodies. Using the same principle, lets say we divide an image (photograph) in pixels and that ...
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Removing lines of certain length from an image in MATLAB

I want to remove the portion of the line (highlighted by the yellow circles) where pixels form a straight vertical line segment. If I use the strel ...
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How would you interpret the pattern in this picture? (generated by re-sorting pixels based on their RGB value)

Was playing with some pictures and ran the ruby code below. The code reads an input image using the ImageMagick library, gets an array of pixels, re-sorts the pixels and then writes out an image with ...
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In Plain English, What Are the Within and Between Class Variances in Otsu's Thresholding?

For the past week I've been through numerous research papers and tutorials on Otsu's thresholding. Even wrote to the authors, but every single one of the explanations are in terms of "Class" and "...
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Can I segment characters from this image with CSV?

I am trying to segment my characters on this image with using column sum vector. This method actually works on the paper I've read about license plate recognition. it looks useful for my images ...
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Fast and Slow motion video detection using Optical Flow

I'm trying to calculate a "video motion" value in a given video sequence, meaning how fast or slow motion the video is. For instance, if a video is about a car racing, the value is high. Whereas if ...
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Stereo triangulation similar triangle derivation

I understand that the similar triangles are the red and blue triangles. I'm trying to understand where $T + x_r - x_l$ comes from. I understand we are trying to compute the length of the base of the ...
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Scratch Detection On Noisy Textured Surface

I wish to extract long thin scratches from the noisy background image.I have tried several ways such as stacking smoothed image with input image to remove some of the noisy background patch before ...
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Image reconstruction using Irradiation

I am a bit confused as to how to go about this. I have a surface [x,y,z] given by: ...
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The rank of Fundamental Matrix

This question is regarding two view geometry where a point lying in the image plane of the first frame/ position of the camera is mapped onto the image plane of the second frame/ position of the ...
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How do I detect the sharp edges in the following image?

I am looking to count the sharp pointy triangular things in the image. However I was unable to do so. One approach I did try was take a convex hull of the contour and then find convex defects but it ...
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Recommended approach for extracting specific edges from image?

I have several sets of images with a typical image being: and from each image, I would like to extract the top and bottom curves of the object, shown in red here: What are some possible tools I ...
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Gender classification using Periocular Region [closed]

I have a dataset of the periocular region, I have images of the male and female periocular region but they are only labeled as left and right periocular region, Folder is a mixture of male and female ...
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BRIEF feature vector random point sampling 3rd method

When using the BRIEF algorithm to generate a feature vector, 5 methods are provided for selecting 2 random points inside a feature point patch. The 3rd method is described as follows: Let consider ...
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Auto Detection of Rotation Angle on Arbitrary Image with Orthogonal Features

I have a task at hand where I need to detect angle of an image like the following sample (part of microchip photograph). The image does contain orthogonal features, but they could have different size, ...
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Is deep learning killing image processing/computer vision?

I'm looking forward to enroll in an MSc in Signal and Image processing, or maybe Computer Vision (I have not decided yet), and this question emerged. My concern is, since deep learning doesn't need ...
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What is the name and theory behind a basic motion filter with background update?

I am working on machine vision task. I am using openCV in Python. I need to detect motion. Best would be if I can calculate the difference between the new image and background. However, the ...
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Sparse to Dense Flow

I'm trying to upgrade a flow from sparse to dense and have been recommended this for my use-case https://uk.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/25634-smoothn . When I run the interpolation, ...
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Why do we use the HSV colour space so often in vision and image processing?

I see the HSV colour space used all over the place: for tracking, human detection, etc... I'm wondering, why? What is it about this colour space that makes it better than using RGB?
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How can I detect pipeline cracks using OpenCV and Python?

I have developed a robot that captures images of the pipeline interior as it moves. The requirement was to be able to detect cracks inside. So far i tried several OpenCV codes that find the crack ...
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Removing Noise from Dental Radiography

I'm working on a project of applying Active Shape Model to locate tooth in dental radiograph. For those familiar with the technique, I'm currently trying to sample along normal vectors for each ...
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Filter for Reducing Background Noise in Image

I have images where there is a lot of "black" background (few shades of black). (In many images at least half the pixels are background). I need to get interest points from the image, but because the ...
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Image Shadow Removal Using OpenCV and Python

How do I remove a shadow after MOG2 background subtraction using OpenCV Python? I used all morphological operations, gaussian and median blur, thresholding. it removes noises but deep shadow is ...
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Implement the 3D Structure Tensor in C/C++?

I am trying to figure out the details on how to implement the 3D structure tensor in C/C++ in an easy but efficient way and need some advice! For a discrete function $ I(x_i,y_j,z_k)$ the 3D ...
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Algo Name: Detecting Elongated Shape in 2D Image by Convolution with Directed Lines

I am detecting a shape with roughly known orientation (obtained by using Hough line transform) in thresholded binary image by convolving the image with line with that orientation, and counting the ...
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Generate 3D image from Multiple 2D Images

If we're to capture an image of a body using four (4) WebCam with a 16 megapixel (1 in the front, 1 in the back and 2 sides(left and right)). Is it possible to make a 3D out of it using image ...