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### What is localizability in Computer Vision?

Please consider the following excerpt (from Rodrigo R, Zouqi M, Chen Z, Samarabandu J.: Robust and efficient feature tracking for indoor navigation): Robust feature tracking is a requirement for ...
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### mean of wavelet for image processing

For many papers which talks about using wavelet transforms for feature detection in image processing, it is stated that it is advantageous for the wavelet to have zero mean? Why is this so? Thanks in ...
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### Methods to quantify randomness (or complexity) in a signal

What are the methods through which we can quantify the randomness or complexity in a given signal. I know spectral flatness measure (geometric to arithmetic means) is one way to do it, but what are ...
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### proving that a log gabor filter has 0 DC offset

I have read somewhere online that the log gabor filter has an advantage over the gabor filter, in the sense that it has 0 DC component. How do you prove this property mathematically? Thanks in advance....
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### difference between Gabor and log-Gabor function

I am reading a paper using log-gabor filters for feature detection. I was thinking about the difference between Gabor filters and log-gabor filters. Can anyone tell me the difference(s), and a way to ...
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### Purpose of image feature detection and matching

I'm a new guy in image processing and computer vision, so this question might be stupid to you. I just learned some feature detection and description algorithms, such as Harris, Hessian, SIFT, SURF, ...
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### normalized Laplacian of Gaussian

Laplacian of Gaussian formula for 2d case is $$\operatorname{LoG}(x,y) = \frac{1}{\pi\sigma^4}\left(\frac{x^2+y^2}{2\sigma^2} - 1\right)e^{-\frac{x^2+y^2}{2\sigma^2}},$$ in scale-space related ...
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### How Hessian feature detector works?

I know about Harris corner detector, and I understand the basic idea of its second moment matrix, $$M = \left[ \begin{array}{cc} I_x^2 & I_xI_y \\ I_xI_y & I_y^2 \end{array} \right]$$, edges ...
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### HOG descriptor algorithm

I would like to implement a HOG descriptor in C++. I found an implementation of this code here. An extract of the code follows: ...
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### What are integration scale and differentiation scale?

In scale-adapted Harris detector, the scale adapted second moment matrix is defined by: \mu(x, \sigma_I, \sigma_D) = \sigma_D^2\ g(\sigma_I) *\left[ \begin{array}{cc} L_x^2(x, \sigma_D) &L_xL_y(...
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### feature detectors and descriptors comparison

There are several kinds of detectors and descriptors, like SIFT, SURF, FAST. I wonder are they all eligible for real-time applications? Which is the best or better? ...
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### Determining false positives in feature matching

I extracted features from an image using SIFT and SURF. Then I applied few transforms on the image and again calculated the features. While matching the features, I noticed that there are some ...
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### blob detection using Laplacian of Gaussian filter

I'm learning feature-detectors from this lecture notes, and I don't quite understand the Normalized Laplacian of Gaussian ...
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### Affine detector + SIFT descriptor

I am approaching to the Oxford Buildings dataset which contains already computed SIFT descriptors from affine detected keypoint locations. Usually SIFT detector provides to its detected keypoints ...
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### Local Image Features Extraction for Road Signs

I'm working on a project to detect a road sign from the Image. Consider the sample image below: I'm using a heuristic search to detect the road sign within an image. Basically, I want some weak ...
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### Filtering Corners Detected on Multiple Scales

I made a multi-scale Harris corner detector (inspired by MOPS) which is simply a Harris corner detector performed on several scales (i.e. subsampled versions of the same image). This effectively make ...
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### Understanding Integration Scale in Multi-Scale Harris Corner Detector

I would like to improve a simple Harris corner detector by adding more scales. I don't need scale-invariant interest points, just to detect more points by processing more scales. The Wikipedia says ...
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### best robust feature detectors for detecting similarities among archeological signs

I would like to implement edge detectors for creating a feature vector for archeological signs. Which are best features, algorithms to retrieve? That could be loaded in a Support vector machine for ...
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### A feature extraction method: Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

I read some articles about PCA and I think the nice way to summarize it is: It is a way of identifying patterns in data, and expressing the data in such a way as to highlight their similarities and ...
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### Scale and Rotation invariant feature descriptors

Can you list some scale and rotational invariant feature descriptors for use in feature detection. The application is for the detection of cars and humans in video captured by a UAV, using a multi-...
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### Image Registration by Segmentation

Image registration algorithms are usually based on point features such as SIFT (Scale-Invariant Feature Transform). I saw some references to line features, but I was wondering if it would be possible ...
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### What scale should a detected SIFT point be extracted at?

I've heard this from a few different researchers but I can't find a definitive value. Given the "scale" extracted by David Lowe's SIFT detector, we need to extract a descriptor at a specific scale. ...
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### Image Processing Prior to Feature Detection

I have implemented a feature detector based on Harris corners. It works fine most times, but there are cases where it performs poorly. I need to make it work on many different images without ...
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### Good features / algorithms for recognizing car-models in images

I have a question concerning object recognition, especially recognizing car-models! I am at the beginning of a work about identifying the same car-model in different images. At the moment I think one ...
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### Patent-free Interest Point Detector? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free alternatives to SIFT/SURF for commercial use There are same very good algorithms for interest point detection/description, like: SIFT (Scale-Invariant Feature Transform) ...
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### image feature extraction

We are given a set of grayscale image patches obtained from images after edge detection. Each patch is 10x10 pixels with intensity varying between 0 and 255 for each pixel. This set may contain a very ...
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### Detection of circles (ellipses) in 2D point cloud

Given a set of points (2D) i.e., point cloud (PC), the question is about a robust, accurate and ...
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### Binary robust independent elementary features (“BRIEF”) understanding

How are the descriptors in the BRIEF algorithm matched to each other? How is the template image found in the another image? How do we compare the descriptors? I have read that article but didn't ...