Scene appearance model based on spatial prediction

Rami R. Hagege

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The appearance of a static scene as sensed by a camera changes considerably as a result of changes in the illumination that falls upon it. Scene appearance modeling is thus necessary for understanding which changes in the appearance of a scene are the result of illumination changes. For any camera, the appearance of the scene is a function of the illumination sources in the scene, the three-dimensional configuration of the objects in the scene and the reflectance properties of all the surfaces in the scene. A scene appearance model is described here as a function of the behavior of static illumination sources, within or beyond the scene, and arbitrary three-dimensional configurations of patches and their reflectance distributions. Based on the suggested model, a spatial prediction technique was developed to predict the appearance of the scene, given a few measurements within it. The scene appearance model and the prediction technique were developed analytically and tested empirically. Two potential applications are briefly explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1256
Number of pages16
JournalMachine Vision and Applications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Estimation
  • Prediction
  • Scene appearance modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications


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