PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Dense interest points
Tinne Tuytelaars
In: CVPR 2010, 13-18 June, 2010, San Francisco, USA.


Local features or image patches have become a standard tool in computer vision, with numerous application domains. Roughly speaking, two different types of patchbased image representations can be distinguished: interest points, such as corners or blobs, whose position, scale and shape are computed by a feature detector algorithm, and dense sampling, where patches of fixed size and shape are placed on a regular grid (possibly repeated over multiple scales). Interest points focus on ‘interesting’ locations in the image and include various degrees of viewpoint and illumination invariance, resulting in better repeatability scores. Dense sampling, on the other hand, gives a better coverage of the image, a constant amount of features per image area, and simple spatial relations between features. In this paper, we propose a hybrid scheme, which we call dense interest points, where we start from densely sampled patches yet optimize their position and scale parameters locally. We investigate whether doing so it is possible to get the best of both worlds.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:7875
Deposited By:Tinne Tuytelaars
Deposited On:17 March 2011