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Title: Unified multi-scale image corner detection
Author: Luo, Bin.
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2004
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Corners provide strong evidence for the location of objects. Therefore, multi-scale corner detection is very important in image processing, as it provides a sound balance between noise removal and preserving detail. The robustness of corner detection has been used in many existing applications in object recognition and interpretation. This thesis aims to analyse and design a multi-scale corner detector. A simple gradient expression in scale-space that describes the V-, T- and X-type corners in a universal model is defined. We also describe a corner detector, based on Moments of the Gradient in Scale-space (MoGS). The response of this detector is proportional to the edge intensity difference and the sine of the aperture of the corner. The localisation of this algorithm for V- and X-type corners is invariant to scales. The computation of corner attributes for edge orientation, aperture, contrast, corner type and size are evaluated. This algorithm and other corner detectors are evaluated using synthetic and natural images. The results show that the MoGS operator is superior to the Plessey, Kitchen and SUSAN (extended to consider scale) operators in corner detection and localization in scale-space.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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