Image de-fencing

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Image de-fencing
We introduce a novel image segmentation algorithm that uses translational symmetry as the primary foreground/background separation cue. We investigate the process of identifying and analyzing image regions that present approximate translational symmetry for the purpose of image fourground/background separation. In conjunction with texture-based inpainting, understanding the different see-through layers allows us to perform powerful image manipulations such as recovering a meshoccluded background (as much as 53% occluded area) to achieve the effect of image and photo de-fencing. Our algorithm consists of three distinct phases? (1) automatically finding the skeleton structure of a potential frontal layer (fence) in the form of a deformed lattice, (2) separating foreground/background layers using appearance regularity, and (3) occluded foreground inpainting to reveal a complete, non-occluded image. Each of these three tasks presents its own special computational challenges that are not e...
Yanxi Liu, Tamara Belkina, James Hays, Roberto Lub
Added 12 Oct 2009
Updated 28 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CVPR
Authors Yanxi Liu, Tamara Belkina, James Hays, Roberto Lublinerman
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