Computer Vision — ECCV 2002

Volume 2350 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 358-368


A Fast Radial Symmetry Transform for Detecting Points of Interest

  • Gareth LoyAffiliated withAustralian National University
  • , Alexander ZelinskyAffiliated withAustralian National University

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A new feature detection technique is presented that utilises local radial symmetry to identify regions of interest within a scene. This transform is significantly faster than existing techniques using radial symmetry and offers the possibility of real-time implementation on a standard processor. The new transform is shown to perform well on a wide variety of images and its performance is tested against leading techniques from the literature. Both as a facial feature detector and as a generic region of interest detector the new transform is seen to offer equal or superior performance to contemporary techniques whilst requiring drastically less computational effort.