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Type: Conference paper
Title: A statistical rationalisation of Hartley's normalised eight-point algorithm
Author: Chojnacki, W.
Brooks, M.
Van Den Hengel, A.
Gawley, D.
Citation: Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing : Mantova, Italy, September 17 to 19, 2003 / pp. 334-339
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: California, USA
Issue Date: 2003
ISBN: 0769519482
9780769519487
Conference Name: International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (12th : 2003 : Mantova, Italy)
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Wojciech Chojnacki, Michael J. Brooks, Anton van den Hengel, Darren Gawley
Abstract: The eight-point algorithm of Hartley occupies an important place in computer vision, notably as a means of providing an initial value of the fundamental matrix for use in iterative estimation methods. In this paper, a novel explanation is given for the improvement in performance of the eight-point algorithm that results from using normalised data. A first step is singling out a cost function that the normalised algorithm acts to minimise. The cost function is then shown to be statistically better founded than the cost function associated with the non-normalised algorithm. This augments the original argument that improved performance is due to the better conditioning of a pivotal matrix. Experimental results are given that support the adopted approach. This work continues a wider effort to place a variety of estimation techniques within a coherent framework.
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RMID: 0020032282
DOI: 10.1109/ICIAP.2003.1234072
Published version: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8733
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