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Detection of interesting areas in images by using convexity and rotational symmetries
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Detection of interesting areas in images by using convexity and rotational symmetries (English)
Abstract [en]

There are several methods avaliable to find areas of interest, but most fail at detecting such areas in cluttered scenes. In this paper two methods will be presented and tested in a qualitative perspective. The first is the darg operator, which is used to detect three dimensional convex or concave objects by calculating the derivative of the argument of the gradient in one direction of four rotated versions. The four versions are thereafter added together in their original orientation. A multi scale version is recommended to avoid the problem that the standard deviation of the Gaussians, combined with the derivatives, controls the scale of the object, which is detected.

Another feature detected in this paper is rotational symmetries with the help of approximative polynomial expansion. This approach is used in order to minimalize the number and sizes of the filters used for a correlation of a representation of the orientation and filters matching the rotational symmetries of order 0, 1 and 2. With this method a particular type of rotational symmetry can be extracted by using both the order and the orientation of the result. To improve the method’s selectivity a normalized inhibition is applied on the result, which causes a much weaker result in the two other resulting pixel values when one is high.

Both methods are not enough by themselves to give a definite answer to if the image consists of an area of interest or not, since several other things have these types of features. They can on the other hand give an indication where in the image the feature is found.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap , 2002. , 94 p.
Keyword [en]
Datorteknik, Detection, convexity, shape from shading, rotational symmetries, polynomial expansion, normalized inhibition
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1624ISRN: LITH-ITN-MT-EX--02/31--SEOAI: diva2:18948
Available from: 2003-02-21 Created: 2003-02-21

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