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24 November 2014 Modifications in SIFT-based 3D reconstruction from image sequence
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Proceedings Volume 9301, International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Image Processing and Pattern Recognition; 93010A (2014)
Event: International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014, 2014, Beijing, China
In this paper, we aim to reconstruct 3D points of the scene from related images. Scale Invariant Feature Transform( SIFT) as a feature extraction and matching algorithm has been proposed and improved for years and has been widely used in image alignment and stitching, image recognition and 3D reconstruction. Because of the robustness and reliability of the SIFT’s feature extracting and matching algorithm, we use it to find correspondences between images. Hence, we describe a SIFT-based method to reconstruct 3D sparse points from ordered images. In the process of matching, we make a modification in the process of finding the correct correspondences, and obtain a satisfying matching result. By rejecting the “questioned” points before initial matching could make the final matching more reliable. Given SIFT’s attribute of being invariant to the image scale, rotation, and variable changes in environment, we propose a way to delete the multiple reconstructed points occurred in sequential reconstruction procedure, which improves the accuracy of the reconstruction. By removing the duplicated points, we avoid the possible collapsed situation caused by the inexactly initialization or the error accumulation. The limitation of some cases that all reprojected points are visible at all times also does not exist in our situation. “The small precision” could make a big change when the number of images increases. The paper shows the contrast between the modified algorithm and not. Moreover, we present an approach to evaluate the reconstruction by comparing the reconstructed angle and length ratio with actual value by using a calibration target in the scene. The proposed evaluation method is easy to be carried out and with a great applicable value. Even without the Internet image datasets, we could evaluate our own results. In this paper, the whole algorithm has been tested on several image sequences both on the internet and in our shots.
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Zhenzhong Wei, Boshen Ding, and Wei Wang "Modifications in SIFT-based 3D reconstruction from image sequence", Proc. SPIE 9301, International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, 93010A (24 November 2014);

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