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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)
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)
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)
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, computational methods are proposed to compute color edge saliency based on the information content of color edges. The computational methods are evaluated on bottom-up saliency in a psychophysical experiment, and on a more complex task of salient object detection in real-world images. The psychophysical experiment demonstrates the relevance(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)
The segmentation method proposed in this paper is based on the observation that a single physical reflectance can have many different image values. We call the set of all these values a dominant colour. These variations are caused by shadows, shading and highlights and due to varying object geometry. The main idea is that dominant colours trace connected(More)