Fast Detection of Curved Edges at Low SNR

Nati Ofir, Meirav Galun, Boaz Nadler, Ronen Basri; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 213-221

Abstract


Detecting edges is a fundamental problem in computer vision with many applications, some involving very noisy images. While most edge detection methods are fast, they perform well only on relatively clean images. Unfortunately, sophisticated methods that are robust to high levels of noise are quite slow. In this paper we develop a novel multiscale method to detect curved edges in noisy images. Even though our algorithm searches for edges over an exponentially large set of candidate curves, its runtime is nearly linear in the total number of image pixels. As we demonstrate experimentally, our algorithm is orders of magnitude faster than previous methods designed to deal with high noise levels. At the same time it obtains comparable and often superior results to existing methods on a variety of challenging noisy images.

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@InProceedings{Ofir_2016_CVPR,
author = {Ofir, Nati and Galun, Meirav and Nadler, Boaz and Basri, Ronen},
title = {Fast Detection of Curved Edges at Low SNR},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}
}