Global stereo matching leveraged by sparse ground control points

Liang Wang, Ruigang Yang

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We present a novel global stereo model that makes use of constraints from points with known depths, i.e., the Ground Control Points (GCPs) as referred to in stereo literature. Our formulation explicitly models the influences of GCPs in a Markov Random Field. A novel GCPs-based regu-larization term is naturally integrated into our global optimization framework in a principled way using the Bayes rule. The optimal solution of the inference problem can be approximated via existing energy minimization techniques such as graph cuts used in this paper. Our generic probabilistic framework allows GCPs to be obtained from various modalities and provides a natural way to integrate the information from multiple sensors. Quantitative evaluations demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed formulation for regularizing the ill-posed stereo matching problem and improving reconstruction accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2011
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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