Unsupervised Color Constancy
In  we introduced a linear statistical model of joint color changes in images due to variation in lighting and certain non-geometric camera parameters. We did this by measuring the mappings of colors in one image of a scene to colors in another image of the same scene under different lighting conditions. Here we increase the flexibility of this color flow model by allowing flow coefficients to vary according to a low order polynomial over the image. This allows us to better fit smoothly varying lighting conditions as well as curved surfaces without endowing our model with too much capacity. We show results on image matching and shadow removal and detection.
Kinh Tieu and Erik G. Learned-Miller. "Unsupervised Color Constancy" Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 15 (2003): 1303-1310.
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