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Reconstruction of Image Structure in Presence of Specular Reflections

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45404-7_8 Conference: Pattern Recognition, 23rd DAGM-Symposium, Munich, Germany, September 12-14, 2001, Proceedings
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This paper deals with the reconstruction of original image structure in the presence of local disturbances such as specular re∞ec- tions. It presents two novel schemes for their elimination with respect to the local image structure: an e-cient linear interpolation scheme and an iterative fllling-in approach employing anisotropic difiusion. The al- gorithms are evaluated on images of the heart surface and are suited to support tracking of natural landmarks on the beating heart.

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