Vanishing point calculation as a statistical inference on the unit sphere

Robert T. Collins, Richard S. Weiss

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Abstract

An examination is made of vanishing point calculation as a statistical estimation problem. It is assumed that image line segments have been previously clustered into groups of convergent lines. For each group, the vanishing point location is estimated as the polar axis of an equatorial distribution on the unit sphere, and the statistical error of the estimate is determined. The sensitivity of the estimates to the number of lines in a convergent cluster is studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages400-403
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818620579
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision - Osaka, Jpn
Duration: Dec 4 1990Dec 7 1990

Publication series

NameProc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision

Other

OtherProceedings 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision
CityOsaka, Jpn
Period12/4/9012/7/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Collins, R. T., & Weiss, R. S. (1990). Vanishing point calculation as a statistical inference on the unit sphere. In Proc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision (pp. 400-403). (Proc 3 Int Conf Comput Vision). Publ by IEEE.