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We present a system that takes a gray level image as input, locates edges with subpixel accuracy, and links them into lines. Edges are detected by finding zero-crossings in the convolution of the image with Laplacian-of-Gaussian (LoG) masks. The implementation differs markedly from M.I.T.'s as we decompose our masks exactly into a sum of two separable filters instead of the usual approximation by a difference of two Gaussians (DOG). Subpixel accuracy is obtained through the use of the facet model . We also note that the zero-crossings obtained from the full resolution image using a space constant Â¿ for the Gaussian, and those obtained from the 1/n resolution image with 1/n pixel accuracy and a space constant of Â¿/n for the Gaussian, are very similar, but the processing times are very different. Finally, these edges are grouped into lines using the technique described in .
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:PAMI-8 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 1986