Stereo Matching with Symmetric Cost Functions

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Stereo Matching with Symmetric Cost Functions
Recently, many global stereo methods have achieved good results by modeling a disparity surface as a Markov random field (MRF) and by solving an optimization problem with various techniques. However, most global methods mainly focus on how to minimize conventional cost functions efficiently, although it is more important to define cost functions well to improve performance. In this paper, we propose new symmetric cost functions for global stereo methods. We first present a symmetric data cost function for the likelihood and then propose a symmetric discontinuity cost function for the prior in the MRF model for stereo. In defining cost function, both the reference image and the target image are taken into account to improve performance without modeling half-occluded pixels explicitly and without using color segmentation. The performance improvement of stereo matching due to the proposed symmetric cost functions is verified by applying the proposed symmetric cost functions to the belief...
Kuk-Jin Yoon, In-So Kweon
Added 12 Oct 2009
Updated 28 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CVPR
Authors Kuk-Jin Yoon, In-So Kweon
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