Abstract

This paper proposes a solution to the spectral color constancy problem. The method is based on a statistical model for the surface reflectance spectrum and applies a maximum entropy constraint. Unlike prior methods based on linear models, the solution process does not require a set of basis functions to be defined, nor does it require a database of spectra to be specified in advance. Experiments on simulated and real data show that spectral estimation using the maximum entropy approach is feasible and performs similarly to existing spectral methods in spite of the lower level of a priori information required.

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