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In this paper, we address the computation of globally minimal curves and surfaces for image segmentation and stereo reconstruction. We present a solution, simulating a continuous maximal flow by a novel system of partial differential equations. Existing methods are either grid-biased (graph-based methods) or suboptimal (active contours and surfaces). The(More)
The application of energy minimisation methods for stereo matching has been demonstrated to produce high quality disparity maps. However the majority of these methods are known to be computationally expensive, requiring minutes or even hours of computation. We propose a fast minimisation scheme that produces strongly competitive results for significantly(More)
Path openings and closings are algebraic morphological operators using families of thin and oriented structuring elements that are not necessarily perfectly straight. These operators can typically be used in filtering applications in lieu of operators based on the more standard families of straight line structuring elements. They yield results which are(More)
Path openings and closings are algebraic morphological operators using families of thin and oriented structuring elements that are not necessarily perfectly straight. These operators are naturally translation invariant and can be used in filtering applications instead of operators based on the more standard families of straight line structuring elements.(More)
We propose a novel energy minimisation framework for the dense reconstruction of stereo image sequences that incorporates data fidelity as well as spatial and temporal regularity. An iterated dynamic programming scheme is proposed to minimise the energy function. We also present an efficient implementation of the minimisation scheme by introducing(More)
Single shortest path extraction algorithms have been used in a number of areas such as network flow and image analysis. In image analysis, shortest path techniques can be used for object boundary detection, crack detection, or stereo disparity estimation. Sometimes one needs to find multiple paths as opposed to a single path in a network or an image where(More)
In this paper we present an image stitching method based on dynamic programming and describe its application to automated slide acquisition for Virtual Microscopy (VM). Given a large number of fields of view (FOVs) acquired from a single microscope slide, we composite these images into a single large 'virtual slide' image. The location of each FOV is(More)