Generalized Deformable Spatial Pyramid: Geometry-Preserving Dense Correspondence Estimation

Junhwa Hur, Hwasup Lim, Changsoo Park, Sang Chul Ahn; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1392-1400

Abstract


We present a Generalized Deformable Spatial Pyramid (GDSP) matching algorithm for calculating the dense correspondence between a pair of images with large appearance variations. The main challenges of the problem generally originate in appearance dissimilarities and geometric variations between images. To address these challenges, we improve the existing Deformable Spatial Pyramid (DSP) model by generalizing the search space and devising the spatial smoothness. The former is leveraged by rotations and scales, and the latter simultaneously considers dependencies between high-dimensional labels through the pyramid structure. Our spatial regularization in the high-dimensional space enables our model to effectively preserve the meaningful geometry of objects in the input images while allowing for a wide range of geometry variations such as perspective transform and non-rigid deformation. The experimental results on public datasets and challenging scenarios show that our method outperforms the state-of-the-art methods both qualitatively and quantitatively.

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@InProceedings{Hur_2015_CVPR,
author = {Hur, Junhwa and Lim, Hwasup and Park, Changsoo and Chul Ahn, Sang},
title = {Generalized Deformable Spatial Pyramid: Geometry-Preserving Dense Correspondence Estimation},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}