Colour in Context
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The CVC colour group focuses its research in areas related to computational colour within computer vision. Our long term objective is to create computer algorithms that simulate human perception and categorisation of colour. To achieve this aim, we study colour as a visual cue in its context. Our main research lines are colour constancy, induction, saliency, texture,segmentation and naming.



Color-Texture descriptors
We propose color-texture descriptors that are directly based on a perceptual theory of texture discrimination (Julesz’s Texton Theory).
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Physics-based color image segmentation
Based on an analysis of the bi-directional reflection model we propose a method which is particularly suited for segmentation in the presence of shadow and highlight edges.
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Color Feature Detection for Object Recognition
Luminance edges are still the main source of information in the state-of-the-art methods for feature detection. We propose to exploit the statistical structure of luminance and color in natural images to extract the most discriminative features from the viewpoint of information theory for object recognition.
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Parametric model for Color Naming
A full parametric model has been defined on the CIE lab space. Each of the 11 basic colour categories is modelled with a fuzzy set characterized by a combination of sigmoids as membership functions.
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High Dynamic Range
We try to perform a High Dynamic Range compression of color images using perceptual criterias.
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