3D Research

, 5:8

On Applications of Pyramid Doubly Joint Bilateral Filtering in Dense Disparity Propagation

3DR Review

DOI: 10.1007/s13319-014-0008-5

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Abadpour, A. 3D Res (2014) 5: 8. doi:10.1007/s13319-014-0008-5


Stereopsis is the basis for numerous tasks in machine vision, robotics, and 3D data acquisition and processing. In order for the subsequent algorithms to function properly, it is important that an affordable method exists that, given a pair of images taken by two cameras, can produce a representation of disparity or depth. This topic has been an active research field since the early days of work on image processing problems and rich literature is available on the topic. Joint bilateral filters have been recently proposed as a more affordable alternative to anisotropic diffusion. This class of image operators utilizes correlation in multiple modalities for purposes such as interpolation and upscaling. In this work, we develop the application of bilateral filtering for converting a large set of sparse disparity measurements into a dense disparity map. This paper develops novel methods for utilizing bilateral filters in joint, pyramid, and doubly joint settings, for purposes including missing value estimation and upscaling. We utilize images of natural and man-made scenes in order to exhibit the possibilities offered through the use of pyramid doubly joint bilateral filtering for stereopsis.

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Computational stereopsis Bilateral filtering Joint bilateral filtering Pyramid upscaling Hole-filling 

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© 3D Research Center, Kwangwoon University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imaging Group, Epson EdgeEpson Canada LimitedMarkhamCanada

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