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WLD: A Robust Local Image Descriptor

asked 2013-09-12 06:26:28 -0500

updated 2013-09-12 06:28:17 -0500

I have recently read this paper: "WLD: A Robust Local Image Descriptor" [1] [PDF](

It looks very interesting. Does anyone have experience with WLD or tinkered with this descriptor?

[1] Chen, J., Shan, S., He, C., Zhao, G., Pietikainen, M., Chen, X., & Gao, W. (2010). WLD: A robust local image descriptor. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on, 32(9), 1705-1720.

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something is wrong with the link

albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2013-09-12 06:29:56 -0500 )edit

link worked fine for me. thanks for another interesting link , again ;)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2013-09-12 07:09:31 -0500 )edit

tried it, and it rocks for face recognition !

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2013-09-13 12:21:08 -0500 )edit

That's good news! Did you use any database in order to check the performance of this descriptor or did you use it with yourself?

How did you try it? Matlab implementation? Did you find any source code? If i have time, i'' try to implement it.


albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2013-09-17 03:04:33 -0500 )edit

no, opencv. more or less reused the lbp facereco framework.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2013-09-17 03:17:55 -0500 )edit

thanks for these "dozen line of code"

albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2013-09-17 03:42:30 -0500 )edit

I would like to send you a question regarding to "Center-symmetric Local Binary Pattern". Do you think here, in these comments appropriate? (i don't know how to send you a private message). Thanks!

albertofernandez gravatar imagealbertofernandez ( 2013-10-02 10:40:04 -0500 )edit

can you provide an updated link to WLD code for opencv? this seems to have gone stale thanks, jeremy

jeremyrutman gravatar imagejeremyrutman ( 2015-10-01 08:08:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-10-01 09:27:07 -0500

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updated 2015-10-01 09:42:19 -0500

hi @jeremyrutman, it was only moved here. (thanks for your interest)

just saying, in the end i wasn't all too happy with it, it's one of those things, that work nice in very special situation, but not on larger db's or something like lfw.

curious, what are you trying to do with it ?

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