Illuminant Segmentation in Non-uniformly Lit Scenes
In this paper, we present a method for segmenting illuminants in non-uniformly lit scenes. Here, we view the illuminant colour at an image location as a mixture of the segmented illuminants. Based on the dichromatic structure of the image radiance space, we perform soft-clustering on the set of dichromatic planes corresponding to the neighbourhoods of pixel-sites in the image. We solve the soft-clustering problem with a deterministic annealing approach where the cost function is formulated based on the maximum entropy principle. We show results on real-world imagery and provide comparisons to an alternative method.
Keywords: illumination, segmentation, dichromatic reflection model, soft-clustering, maximum entropy principle, deterministic annealing