A Regenerated Feature Extraction Method for Cross-modal Image Registration
Cross-modal image registration is an intractable problem in computer vision and pattern recognition. Inspired by that human gradually deepen to learn in the cognitive process, we present a novel method to automatically register images with different modes in this paper. Unlike most existing registrations that align images by single type of features or directly using multiple features, we employ the “regenerated” mechanism cooperated with a dynamic routing to adaptively detect features and match for different modal images. The geometry-based maximally stable extremal regions (MSER) are first implemented to fast detect non-overlapping regions as the primitive of feature regeneration, which are used to generate novel control-points using salient image disks (SIDs) operator embedded by a sub-pixel iteration. Then a dynamic routing is proposed to select suitable features and match images. Experimental results on optical and multi-sensor images show that our method has a better accuracy compared to state-of-the-art approaches.
KeywordsFeature regeneration MSER SIDs Image registration Dynamic routing
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