Joint Spectral Correspondence for Disparate Image Matching

Mayank Bansal, Kostas Daniilidis; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 2802-2809

Abstract


We address the problem of matching images with disparate appearance arising from factors like dramatic illumination (day vs. night), age (historic vs. new) and rendering style differences. The lack of local intensity or gradient patterns in these images makes the application of pixellevel descriptors like SIFT infeasible. We propose a novel formulation for detecting and matching persistent features between such images by analyzing the eigen-spectrum of the joint image graph constructed from all the pixels in the two images. We show experimental results of our approach on a public dataset of challenging image pairs and demonstrate significant performance improvements over state-of-the-art.

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@InProceedings{Bansal_2013_CVPR,
author = {Bansal, Mayank and Daniilidis, Kostas},
title = {Joint Spectral Correspondence for Disparate Image Matching},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}
}