Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Langdon D., Soto A., Mery D. (2006)

Automatic selection and detection of visual landmarks using multiple segmentations

Revista : Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volumen : 4319
Páginas : 601-610
Tipo de publicación : ISI


Detection of visual landmarks is an important problem in the development of automated, vision-based agents working on unstructured environments. In this paper, we present an unsupervised approach to select and to detect landmarks in images coming from a video stream. Our approach integrates three main visual mechanisms: attention, area segmentation, and landmark characterization. In particular, we demonstrate that an incorrect segmentation of a
landmark produces severe problems in the next steps of the analysis, and that by using multiple segmentation algorithms we can greatly increase the robustness of the system. We test our approach with encouraging results in two image sets taken in real world scenarios.
We obtained a significant 52% increase in recognition when using the multiple segmentation approach with respect to using single segmentation algorithms.