Detection of interest points using symmetry

Daniel Reisfeld*, Haim Wolfson, Yehezkel Yeshurun

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An operator based on the intuitive motion of symmetry, which effectively locates interest points in real time and can be incorporated also in active visual systems, is introduced. The results of its operation agree with some psychophysical evidence concerning symmetry as well as evidence concerning fixation points. The operator can be applied successfully without prior knowledge of the world. Combining the operator with some preconceptions about the image is a powerful tool for feature detection in intricate natural scenes. The localization of faces and facial features in real time is demonstrated on detailed and noisy pictures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818620579
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision - Osaka, Jpn
Duration: 4 Dec 19907 Dec 1990

Publication series

NameProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision


ConferenceProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision
CityOsaka, Jpn

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