Statistical region-based segmentation methods such as the Active Appearance Model (AAM) are used for establishing dense correspondences in images based on learning the variation in shape and pixel intensities in a training set. For low resolution 2D images correspondences can be recovered reliably in real-time. However, as resolution increases this becomes infeasible due to excessive storage and computational requirements. In this paper we propose to reduce the textural components by modelling the coefficients of a wedgelet based regression tree instead of the original pixel intensities. The wedgelet regression trees employed are based on triangular domains and estimated using cross validation. The wedgelet regression trees are functional descriptions of the intensity information and serve to 1) reduce noise and 2) produce a compact textural description. The wedgelet enhanced appearance model is applied to a case study of human faces. Compression rates of the texture information of 1:40 is obtained without sacrificing segmentation accuracy noticably, even at compression rates of 1:150 fair segmentation is achieved.
|Title of host publication||2nd International Workshop on Generative Model Based Vision (GMBV 2004), Washington, D. C., July, 2nd|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||2nd International Workshop on Generative Model Based Vision - washington, D.C.|
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
Conference number: 2
|Conference||2nd International Workshop on Generative Model Based Vision|
|Period||01/01/2004 → …|