Image Descriptors based on Curvature Histograms

German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), Springer, LNCS, 2014
Abstract: Descriptors based on orientation histograms are widely used in computer vision. The spatial pooling involved in these representations provides important invariance properties, yet it is also responsible for the loss of important details. In this paper, we suggest a way to preserve the details described by the local curvature. We propose a descriptor that comprises the direction and magnitude of curvature and naturally expands classical orientation histograms like SIFT and HOG. We demonstrate the general benefit of the expansion exemplarily for image classification, object detection, and descriptor matching.

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  author       = "P. Fischer and T. Brox",
  title        = "Image Descriptors based on Curvature Histograms",
  booktitle    = "German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR)",
  series       = "LNCS",
  year         = "2014",
  publisher    = "Springer",
  url          = "http://lmb.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/Publications/2014/FB14"

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