Vanishing Point Detection: Representation Analysis and New Approaches

Virginio Cantoni, Luca Lombardi, Marco Porta and Nicolas Sicard

Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica - Università di Pavia
Via Ferrata, 1 - 27100 - Pavia - Italy - - -

Published in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, September 26-28, 2001, Palermo, Italy.


In this paper we introduce two different representation approaches and propose two techniques to estimate the position of vanishing points in an image, one based on a probabilistic strategy and the other focused on a deterministic analysis. Unlike most of the methods so far developed, which exploit the Gaussian sphere, the new techniques operate in the (r, q) polar parameter space and in the (x, y) image plane coordinate space. Both the solutions will be described and compared, also through the discussion of the results obtained from their application to real images.

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