Junction classification by multiple orientation detection
Junctions of lines or edges are important visual cues in various fields of computer vision. They are characterized by the existence of more than one orientation at one single point, the so called keypoint. In this work we investigate the performance of highly orientation selective functions to detect multiple orientations and to characterize junctions. A quadrature pair of functions is used to detect lines as well as edges and to distinguish between them. An associated one-sided function with an angular periodicity of 360° can distinguish between terminating and non-terminating lines and edges which constitute the junctions. To calculate the response of these functions in a continuum of orientations and scales a method is used that was introduced recently by P. Perona .
KeywordsBasis Function Orientation Selectivity Line Junction Quadrature Pair Intrinsic Scale
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