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MODS: Fast and robust method for two-view matching



JulkaisuComputer Vision and Image Understanding
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - joulukuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli


A novel algorithm for wide-baseline matching called MODS matching on demand with view synthesis is presented. The MODS algorithm is experimentally shown to solve a broader range of wide-baseline problems than the state of the art while being nearly as fast as standard matchers on simple problems. The apparent robustness vs. speed trade-off is finessed by the use of progressively more time-consuming feature detectors and by on-demand generation of synthesized images that is performed until a reliable estimate of geometry is obtained.

We introduce an improved method for tentative correspondence selection, applicable both with and without view synthesis. A modification of the standard first to second nearest distance rule increases the number of correct matches by 5-20% at no additional computational cost.

Performance of the MODS algorithm is evaluated on several standard publicly available datasets, and on a new set of geometrically challenging wide baseline problems that is made public together with the ground truth. Experiments show that the MODS outperforms the state-of-the-art in robustness and speed. Moreover, MODS performs well on other classes of difficult two-view problems like matching of images from different modalities, with wide temporal baseline or with significant lighting changes. (c) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.