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Using Multiple Hypotheses to Improve Depth-Maps for Multi-View Stereo

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Using Multiple Hypotheses to Improve Depth-Maps for Multi-View Stereo
We propose an algorithm to improve the quality of depth-maps used for Multi-View Stereo (MVS). Many existing MVS techniques make use of a two stage approach which estimates depth-maps from neighbouring images and then merges them to extract a final surface. Often the depth-maps used for the merging stage will contain outliers due to errors in the matching process. Traditional systems exploit redundancy in the image sequence (the surface is seen in many views), in order to make the final surface estimate robust to these outliers. In the case of sparse data sets there is often insufficient redundancy and thus performance degrades as the number of images decreases. In order to improve performance in these circumstances it is necessary to remove the outliers from the depth-maps. We identify the two main sources of outliers in a top performing algorithm: (1) spurious matches due to repeated texture and (2) matching failure due to occlusion, distortion and lack of texture. We propose two con...
Carlos Hernández, George Vogiatzis, Neill D
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ECCV
Authors Carlos Hernández, George Vogiatzis, Neill D. F. Campbell, Roberto Cipolla
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