# Clustering binary descriptors

Is there a way to cluster binary descriptors in opencv? Kmeans and knn accepts float data. Can I convert binary descriptors to float while keeping the information consistent?

Clustering binary descriptors

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Which clustering method did you mean? Your question is a little bit vague.

`flann`

can handle binary features well, but the centers which you'll get will be in float (the same would probably happen if you modify the OpenCV-kmeans).
Or do you actually just need the nearest neighbor for binary features? Then you can use the `BruteForceMatcher`

-class in conjunction with `Hammin`

g-distance or `flann`

with `Hamming`

or `LSH`

.

Afaik, sth like k-medoids (where the output-centers are discrete features) is currently not implemented in OpenCV, neither is agglomerative hierarchical clustering. I am also waiting that this will be part of OpenCV sometime...

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