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Motion-Model-Based Boundary Extraction



H Liu, Tsai H. Hong, Martin Herman, Rama Chellappa


Motion boundary extraction and optical flow computation are two subproblems of the motion recovery problem that cannot be solved independently of each other. They represent the most common dilemma in motion research. A popular approach uses an iterative scheme that consists of motion boundary extraction and optical flow computation components and refines each result through iteration. This approach is typically timeconsuming and sometimes does not converge. We present a local, noniterative algorithm that extracts motion boundaries and computes optical flow simultaneously. This is achieved by modeling a 3-D image intensity block with a general motion model that presumes locally coherent motion. Local motion coherence, which is measured by the fitness of the motion model, is the criterion we use to determine whether motion should be estimated, or otherwise motion boundaries should be located. The motion boundary extraction algorithm is evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively against other existing algorithms in a scheme originally developed for edge detection. The results show that our algorithm is accurate in locating boundaries. The flow portion of the algorithm is presented in another paper[24] .
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Computer Vision
Conference Dates
November 1, 1995
Conference Location
Coral Gables, FL, USA
Conference Title
IEEE International Symposium on Computer Vision


Liu, H. , Hong, T. , Herman, M. and Chellappa, R. (1995), Motion-Model-Based Boundary Extraction, Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Computer Vision, Coral Gables, FL, USA, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created October 31, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021