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Illumination Estimation and Cast Shadow Detection through a Higher-order Graphical Model

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Illumination Estimation and Cast Shadow Detection through a Higher-order Graphical Model
In this paper, we propose a novel framework to jointly recover the illumination environment and an estimate of the cast shadows in a scene from a single image, given coarse 3D geometry. We describe a higher-order Markov Random Field (MRF) illumination model, which combines low-level shadow evidence with high-level prior knowledge for the joint estimation of cast shadows and the illumination environment. First, a rough illumination estimate and the structure of the graphical model in the illumination space is determined through a voting procedure. Then, a higher order approach is considered where illumination sources are coupled with the observed image and the latent variables corresponding to the shadow detection. We examine two inference methods in order to effectively minimize the MRF energy of our model. Experimental evaluation shows that our approach is robust to rough knowledge of geometry and reflectance and inaccurate initial shadow estimates. We demonstrate the power of our M...
Alexandros Panagopoulos, Chaohui Wang, Dimitris Sa
Added 09 May 2011
Updated 09 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors Alexandros Panagopoulos, Chaohui Wang, Dimitris Samaras, Nikos Paragios
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