A model for global symmetry detection in dense images.

  title={A model for global symmetry detection in dense images.},
  author={Francois Labonte and Yair Shapira and P Cohen and Jocelyn Faubert},
  journal={Spatial vision},
  volume={9 1},
In this paper, a model is proposed for bilateral symmetry detection in images consisting of dense arrangements of local features. The model is elaborated on the basis of a psychophysical experiment showing that grouping precedes and facilitates symmetry detection. The proposed computational model consists of three stages: a grouping stage, a symmetry-detection stage, and a symmetry-subsumption stage. Reliance upon a preliminary grouping stage enables a significant reduction of the computational… CONTINUE READING