Asymmetrical Gauss Mixture Models for Point Sets Matching

Wenbing Tao, Kun Sun; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 1598-1605


The probabilistic methods based on Symmetrical Gauss Mixture Model (SGMM) have achieved great success in point sets registration, but are seldom used to find the correspondences between two images due to the complexity of the non-rigid transformation and too many outliers. In this paper we propose an Asymmetrical GMM (AGMM) for point sets matching between a pair of images. Different from the previous SGMM, the AGMM gives each Gauss component a different weight which is related to the feature similarity between the data point and model point, which leads to two effective algorithms: the Single Gauss Model for Mismatch Rejection (SGMR) algorithm and the AGMM algorithm for point sets matching. The SGMR algorithm iteratively filters mismatches by estimating a non-rigid transformation between two images based on the spatial coherence of point sets. The AGMM algorithm combines the feature information with position information of the SIFT feature points extracted from the images to achieve point sets matching so that much more correct correspondences with high precision can be found. A number of comparison and evaluation experiments reveal the excellent performance of the proposed SGMR algorithm and AGMM algorithm.

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author = {Tao, Wenbing and Sun, Kun},
title = {Asymmetrical Gauss Mixture Models for Point Sets Matching},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}