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Shape-from-focus (SFF) has widely been studied in computer vision as a passive depth recovery and 3D reconstruction method. One of the main stages in SFF is the computation of the focus level for every pixel of an image by means of a focus measure operator. In this work, a methodology to compare the performance of different focus measure operators for(More)
The limited depth-of-field of some cameras prevents them from capturing perfectly focused images when the imaged scene covers a large distance range. In order to compensate for this problem, image fusion has been exploited for combining images captured with different camera settings, thus yielding a higher quality all-in-focus image. Since most current(More)
This article presents two novel full quadrant approximations for the arctangent function that are specially suitable for real-time applications. The key point of the proposed approximations is that they are valid in a full quadrant. As a result, they can be easily extended to two and four quadrants. The approximations we define are rational functions of(More)
The consideration of security and privacy is a linchpin of the social acceptance of pervasive technology. This paper paves the way to the development of trustworthy pervasive video surveillance systems, by emphasizing the need to properly combine different aspects that current systems do not manage. In particular, in this paper we propose the combination of(More)
This paper presents a new technique for combining multiple texture feature extraction method s in ord er to classify the pixels of an input image into a set of texture mod els of interest. The problem of integrating multiple texture method s for classification purposes is cast as a collaborativ e d ecision mak ing problem. E ach texture method is consid(More)
This paper proposes two alternative formulations to reduce the high computational complexity of tensor voting, a robust perceptual grouping technique used to extract salient information from noisy data. The first scheme consists of numerical approximations of the votes, which have been derived from an in-depth analysis of the plate and ball voting(More)