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A Fast Trilateral Filter based Adaptive Support Weight Method for Stereo Matching

Dongming Chen 1 Mohsen Ardabilian 1 Liming Chen 1 
1 imagine - Extraction de Caractéristiques et Identification
LIRIS - Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information
Abstract : Adaptive support weight (ASW) methods represent the state-of-the-art in local stereo matching and the bilateral filter based ASW method achieves outstanding performance. However, this method fails to resolve the ambiguity induced by nearby pixels at different disparities but with similar colors. In this paper, we introduce a novel trilateral filter based ASW method that remedies such ambiguities by considering the possible disparity discontinuities through color discontinuity boundaries, i.e., the boundary strength between two pixels, which is measured by a local energy model. We also present a recursive trilateral filter based ASW method whose computational complexity is O(N) excluding the boundary detection, where N denotes the input image size. This complexity is thus independent of the support window size. The recursive trilateral filter based method is a non-local cost aggregation strategy. The experimental evaluation on the Middlebury benchmark shows that the proposed method, whose average error rate is 4.95%, outperforms other local methods in terms of accuracy and also the average runtime of the proposed trilateral filter based cost aggregation is roughly 260 milliseconds on a 3.4 GHz Inter Core i7 CPU, which is comparable to the state-of-the-art efficiency.
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Dongming Chen, Mohsen Ardabilian, Liming Chen. A Fast Trilateral Filter based Adaptive Support Weight Method for Stereo Matching. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014, 99, PP, pp.1-14. ⟨10.1109/TCSVT.2014.2361422⟩. ⟨hal-01301109⟩



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