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Image Analysis and Processing, International Conference on (2007)
Modena, Italy
Sept. 10, 2007 to Sept. 14, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2877-5
pp: 343-350
WIlliam A.P. Smith , University of York, UK
Edwin R. Hancock , University of York, UK
In this paper we show how statistical constraints can be incorporated into the surface integration process. This problem aims to reconstruct the surface height function from a noisy field of surface normals. We propose two methods that employ a statistical model that captures variations in surface height. The first uses a coupled model that captures the variation in a training set of face surfaces in both the surface normal and surface height domain. The second is based on finding the parameters of a surface height model directly from a field of surface normals. We present experiments on ground truth face data and compare the results of the two methods with an existing surface integration technique.

W. A. Smith and E. R. Hancock, "Surface Integration: Two Statistical Approaches," 2007 14th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing - ICIAP 2007(ICIAP), Modena, 2007, pp. 343-350.
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