A Progressive Scheme for Stereo Matching

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A Progressive Scheme for Stereo Matching
Brute-forcedensematchingisusuallynotsatisfactorybecausethesame search range is used for the entire image, yielding potentially many false matches. In this paper, we propose a progressive scheme for stereo matching which uses two fundamental concepts: the disparity gradient limit principle and the least commitment strategy. The first states that the disparity should vary smoothly almost everywhere, and the disparity gradient should not exceed a certain limit. The second states that we should first select only the most reliable matches and therefore postpone unreliable decisions until enough confidence is accumulated. Our technique starts with a few reliable point matches obtained automatically via feature correspondence or through user input. New matches are progressively added during an iterative matching process. At each stage, the current reliable matches constrain the search range for their neighbors according to the disparity gradient limit, thereby reducing potential matching ambi...
Zhengyou Zhang, Ying Shan
Added 25 Aug 2010
Updated 25 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Zhengyou Zhang, Ying Shan
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