Separation of reflection and transparency using epipolar plane image analysis

Thanda Oo, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Yutaka Ohsawa, Katsushi Ikeuchi

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The effect of reflection and transparency is superimposed in many real world scenes, which is caused by glass-like shiny and transparent materials. The presence of such incidental effect in a captured image has made it difficult to apply computer vision algorithms and has lead to erroneous results. Moreover, it disturbs the texture acquisition of the real-world scene. This paper presents an optimal method for the separation of reflection and transparency components. The method is based on the Epipolar Plane Image (EPI) analysis. The method is not like the ordinary edge-based EPI analysis, but instead it is an edge and color-based EPI analysis. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our method, we present the results of experiments using synthesized and real images which include indoor and outdoor scenes, from which we successfully extracted the reflection and transparency components from the input image sequences. ...

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ACCV 2006 - 7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2006 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: Jan 13 2006Jan 16 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3851 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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