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The estimation of the illuminant of a scene from a digital image has been the goal of a large amount of research in computer vision. Color constancy algorithms have dealt with this problem by defining different heuristics to select a unique solution from within the feasible set. The performance of these algorithms has shown that there is still a long way to(More)
The segmentation of a single material reflectance is a challenging problem due to the considerable variation in image measurements caused by the geometry of the object, shadows, and specularities. The combination of these effects has been modeled by the dichromatic reflection model. However, the application of the model to real-world images is limited due(More)
Automatic separation of text and symbols from graphics in document image is one of the fundamental aims in graphics recognition. In maps, separation of text and symbols from graphics involves many challenges because the text and symbols frequently touch/overlap with graphical components. Sometimes the colors in a single character are gradually distributed(More)
Road segmentation is an essential functionality for supporting advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as road following or vehicle detection and tracking. Significant efforts have been made in order to solve this task using vision-based techniques. One of the major challenges of these techniques is dealing with lighting variations, especially(More)
A good visibility of the road ahead is a major issue for safe nighttime driving. However, high beams are sparsely used because drivers are afraid of dazzling others. Thus, the intelligent automatic control of vehicles' headlight is of great relevance. It requires the detection of oncoming and preceding vehicles up to such a distance that only camera based(More)
Finding color representations that are stable to illuminant changes is still an open problem in computer vision. Until now, most approaches have been based on physical constraints or statistical assumptions derived from the scene, whereas very little attention has been paid to the effects that selected illuminants have on the final color image(More)
In this paper we approach the problem of fast surface grading of flat pieces decorated with random patterns. The proposed method is based on the use of global statistics of color computed in the CIE Lab space. Two other fast methods based on color histograms [1] and Centile-LBP features [8] are introduced for comparison purposes. We used CIE Lab in order to(More)