Automatic Image-Map Alignment Using Edge-Based Code Mutual Information and 3-D Hilbert Scan

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This study presents a new algorithm for automatic image-map alignment problem using a new similarity measure named Edge-Based Code Mutual Information (EBCMI) and 3-D Hilbert scan. In general, each image-map pair can be viewed as two special multimodal images, however, are very different in their representations such as the intensity. Therefore, the normal Mutual Information (MI) using the intensity in traditional alignment method may result in misalignment. To solve the problem, codes based on the edges of the image-map pairs are constructed and Mutual Information of the codes is computed as the similarity measure for the alignment in our method. Since Edge-Based Code (EBC) is robust to the differences between the image-map pairs in their representations, EBCMI also can overcome the differences. On the other hand, the 3-D search space in alignment can be converted to a 1-D search space sequence by 3-D Hilbert Scan and a new search strategy is proposed on the 1-D search space sequence. The experimental results show that the proposed EBCMI performed better than the normal MI and some other similarity measures and the proposed search strategy gives flexibility between efficiency and accuracy for automatic image-map alignment task.

ジャーナルJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
出版ステータスPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ サイエンス(その他)
  • 電子工学および電気工学