Journal of Computer Science

Improvement of Image Matching by using the Proximity Criterion: Application to Omnidirectional and Perspective Images

Ibrahim Guelzim, Ahmed Hammouch and Driss Aboutajdine

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2011.1230.1236

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 7, Issue 8

Pages 1230-1236

Abstract

Problem statement: In computer vision, matching is an important phase for several applications (object reconstruction, robot navigation ...). The similarity measures used provided results which could be improved. Approach: This research proposed to improve image matching by using the proximity criterion. The similarity measures used mutual information and correlation coefficient. The matching was done between neighborhoods of points of interest extracted from the images. The second chance algorithm was also applied. We have worked in case which the sensor had a slight displacement between two images. The tests were performed on omnidirectional and perspective grayscale images. Results: The improvement by introducing the proximity criterion reached 15.9% for non-noised perspective images, 32.1% for noised perspective images, 47.69% for non-noised omnidirectional images and 58.5% for noised omnidirectional images. Conclusion/Recommendations: The introduction of the proximity criterion has significantly improved the performance of the matching. The method is recommended in mobile robotics, knowing that a good matching leads to a better location and better movement of the robot.

Copyright

© 2011 Ibrahim Guelzim, Ahmed Hammouch and Driss Aboutajdine. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.