Peter J. Kootsookos

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A method for the automatic detection of roads from airborne laser scanner data is presented. Traditionally, intensity information has not been used in feature extraction from LIDAR data because the data is too noisy. This article deals with using as much of the recorded laser information as possible thus both height and intensity are used. To extract roads(More)
This paper examines the well-known problem of line detection, but where the lines are wider than one pixel. The motivation behind the paper is the extraction of road information from high resolution photogrammetry and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data. Wide lines cause varying problems during detection. The HOUGH or RADON transform approaches do not(More)
Fundamental matrix estimation is a central problem in computer vision and forms the basis of tasks such as stereo imaging and structure from motion. Existing algorithms typically analyze the relative geometries of matched feature points identified in both projected views. Automated feature matching is itself a challenging problem. Results typically have a(More)
An algebraic curve is defined as the zero set of a multivariate polynomial. We consider the problem of fitting an algebraic curve to a set of vectors given an additional set of vectors labelled as interior or exterior to the curve. The problem of fitting a linear curve in this way is shown to lend itself to a support vector representation, allowing(More)
When developing a video gesture recognition system to recognise letters of the alphabet based on hidden Markov Model (HMM) pattern recognition, we observed that by carefully selecting the model structure we could obtain greatly improved recognition performance. This led us to the questions: Why do some HMMs work so well for pattern recognition? Which(More)