Point matching via affine region expansion

Erez Farhan, Rami Hagege

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In this work, we present a novel scheme for accurate affine transformation estimation that enables locating large amount of point matches with high geometric precision and low rate of false matches. We show that this is achievable in low computational demand. Point matching is one of the most fundamental tasks in computer vision. It is being extensively used in popular applications like object detection, object tracking, structure from motion and more. Recent publications have shown that considering the affine transformation model of local regions, is extremely beneficial for the purpose of point matching. Although it is not arguable that considering the full affine transformation is extremely beneficial, the use of it in practice is limited as a result of the computational demand. We propose a region expansion method, based on accurate estimation of the affine transformation, which enables prediction of locations beyond the initial local regions. By reducing the amount of false matches considerably, it reduces the need for computationally demanding post processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479957514
StatePublished - 28 Jan 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2014


  • Affine estimation
  • Affine regions
  • Estimation by expansion
  • Outlier Rejection
  • Point matches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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