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OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook by Robert Laganière

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Detecting Harris corners

When searching for interesting feature points in images, corners come out as an interesting solution. They indeed are local features that can be easily localized in an image, and in addition, they should abound in scenes of man-made objects (where they are produced by walls, doors, windows, tables, and so on). Corners are also interesting because they are two-dimensional features that can be accurately localized (even at sub-pixel accuracy) as they are at the junction of two edges. This is in contrast to points located on a uniform area or on the contour of an object and that would be difficult to repeatedly localize precisely on other images of the same object.

The Harris feature detector is a classical approach to detect ...

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