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Linear spatio-temporal scale-space
KTH, Superseded Departments, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9081-2170
2001 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This article shows how a linear scale-space formulation previously expressed for spatial domains extends to spatio-temporal data. Starting from the main assumptions that: (i) the scale-space should be generated by convolution with a semi-group of filter kernels and that (ii) local extrema must not be enhanced when the scale parameter increases, a complete taxonomy is given of the linear scale-space concepts that satisfy these conditions on spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal domains, including the cases with continuous as well as discrete data.

Key aspects captured by this theory include that: (i) time-causal scale-space kernels must not extend into the future, (ii) filter shapes can be tuned from specific context information, permitting mechanisms such local shifting, shape adaptation and velocity adaptation, all expressed in terms of local diffusion operations.

Receptive field profiles generated by the proposed theory show high qualitative similarities to receptive field profiles recorded from biological vision.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2001. , 65 p.
Trita-NA-P, 01:22
Keyword [en]
Scale-Space, Gaussian, Computer vision, Image processing
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40159OAI: diva2:462750
QC 20111208Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-09-13 Last updated: 2011-12-08Bibliographically approved

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