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Correspondence matching with modal clusters

Carcassoni, M and Hancock, E R (2003) Correspondence matching with modal clusters. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. pp. 1609-1615. ISSN 0162-8828

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Abstract

The modal correspondence method of Shapiro and Brady aims to match point-sets by comparing the eigenvectors of a pairwise point proximity matrix. Although elegant by means of its matrix representation, the method is notoriously susceptible to differences in the relational structure of the point-sets under consideration. In this paper, we demonstrate how the method can be rendered robust to structural differences by adopting a hierarchical approach. To do this, we place the modal matching problem in a probabilistic setting in which the correspondences between pairwise clusters can be used to constrain the individual point correspondences. We demonstrate the utility of the method on a number of synthetic and real-world point-pattern matching problems.

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Keywords: point-pattern matching, spectral graph theory, robust statistics, hierarchy, EM ALGORITHM, CORNER DETECTION, SHAPE
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPAMI.2003.1251153
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1992

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