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Issue No. 10 - October (1993 vol. 15)
ISSN: 0162-8828
pp: 982-995
<p>In order to use interpolated data wisely, it is important to have reliability and confidence measures associated with it. A method for computing the reliability at each point of any linear functional of a surface reconstructed using regularization is presented. The proposed method is to define a probability structure on the class of possible objects and compute the variance of the corresponding random variable. This variance is a natural measure for uncertainty, and experiments have shown it to correlate well with reality. The probability distribution used is based on the Boltzmann distribution. The theoretical part of the work utilizes tools from classical analysis, functional analysis, and measure theory on function spaces. The theory was tested and applied to real depth images. It was also applied to formalize a paradigm of optimal sampling, which was successfully tested on real depth images.</p>
probabilistic analysis; reliability measures; regularization; interpolated data; confidence measures; probability structure; variance; Boltzmann distribution; functional analysis; measure theory; depth images; image processing; probability; reliability

M. Werman and D. Keren, "Probabilistic Analysis of Regularization," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 15, no. , pp. 982-995, 1993.
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