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<p>Binocular half-occlusion points are those that are visible in one of the two views provided by a binocular imaging system. Due to their importance in binocular matching as well as, subsequent interpretation tasks, a number of approaches have been developed for dealing with such points. In the current paper, we consider five methods that explicitly detect half-occlusions and report on a more uniform comparison than has previously been performed. Taking a disparity image and its associated match goodness image as input, we generate images that show the half-occluded points in the underlying scene. We quantitatively and qualitatively compare these methods under a variety of conditions.</p>
Stereo matching, binocular half-occlusions, three-dimensional vision, empirical comparisons.

G. Egnal and R. P. Wildes, "Detecting Binocular Half-Occlusions: Empirical Comparisons of Five Approaches," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 24, no. , pp. 1127-1133, 2002.
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