Combining physical and statistical evidence for computational colour constancy

G. Schaefer, S. D. Hordley, G. D. Finlayson

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Colour constancy algorithms are typically divided into physics-based techniques which exploit the physical image formation process and statistics-based method that use statistical knowledge on surfaces and lights. In this paper we introduce a combined physical and statistical algorithm for computational colour constancy. Estimates obtained from the statistical Colour by Correlation algorithm are integrated with those of a physics based method based on the dichromatic reflectance model. The algorithm not only provides an illuminant estimate but a complete set of likelihoods for a given set of reference lights. Recovery performance is shown to exceed that of purely statistical and purely physical algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Event10th Congress of the International Colour Association AIC Colour 05 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 8 May 200513 May 2005


Conference10th Congress of the International Colour Association AIC Colour 05

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