In this paper, we propose a robust corner detection method to improve both detection rate and localization accuracy by modifying the structure tensor-based corner detection method in two ways. First, we introduce a connected component analysis (CCA) method for constructing a CCA structure tensor in order to make the structure tensor adaptive to the structure of the image. Second, the normalized cross-correlation (NCC) method is applied for false corner rejection with the observation that the patch of a true corner has a distinctive characteristic compared with connected neighboring patches. The proposed method is compared with several corner detection methods over a number of images. Experimental results show that the proposed method shows better performance in terms of both detection rate and localization accuracy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Applied Mathematics