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Modern local image descriptors

asked 2014-04-11 15:27:43 -0600


For academic purposes, I'm composing a list of modern local image descriptors. by "modern", I means ones that were published after 2011.

Currently on my list are BRIEF, BRISK, ORB, FREAK, BinBoost, ABRIEF, LIOP and DAISY.

Can someone please suggest more descriptors I can add to the list?

Sorry for the somewhat bizarre question.



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answered 2014-04-12 07:02:52 -0600

Guanta gravatar image

Your question seems to be a little bit fuzzy, since at each computer vision conference you will find at least one new local feature descriptor. Here some from the last ICCV (2013):

So maybe you should constrain your question somehow (I don't know how, maybe number of citations). One feature which raised some attention is probably KAZE and its binary version AKAZE, s. (<-- seems to be down atm), if you search via github, you'll also find some attempts to integrate it in OpenCV.

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Thank you @Guanta. I'm looking for some local image descriptors that one should compare against when developing a novel local image descriptor.

GilLevi gravatar imageGilLevi ( 2014-04-12 08:00:29 -0600 )edit

@GilLevi: Well, when writing a paper, I'd compare with some popular ones, e.g. SIFT/SURF and then w. one ore two recent methods like KAZE. However, it also depends on the task and the needs, SIFT e.g. wouldn't be used for tracking.

Guanta gravatar imageGuanta ( 2014-04-12 10:35:15 -0600 )edit

Thanks @Guanta

GilLevi gravatar imageGilLevi ( 2014-04-12 16:34:52 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-04-12 05:46:22 -0600

I know one that is not in your list: Local Symmetry Features.

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Thank you!

GilLevi gravatar imageGilLevi ( 2014-04-12 06:15:29 -0600 )edit

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