The peaks in this histogram correspond to dominant orientations. In the case of multiple orientations being assigned, an additional keypoint is created having the same location and scale as the original keypoint for each additional orientation. Previous steps found keypoint locations at particular scales and assigned orientations to them. This ensured invariance to image location, scale and rotation.
Now we want to compute a descriptor vector for each keypoint such that the descriptor is highly distinctive and partially invariant to the remaining variations such as illumination, 3D viewpoint, etc. This step is performed on the image closest in scale to the keypoint's scale. The image gradient magnitudes and orientations are sampled around the keypoint location, using the scale of the keypoint to select the level of Gaussian blur for the image.
In order to achieve orientation invariance, the coordinates of the descriptor and the gradient orientations are rotated relative to the keypoint orientation. The descriptor then becomes a vector of all the values of these histograms. This vector is then normalized to unit length in order to enhance invariance to affine changes in illumination.
To reduce the effects of non-linear illumination a threshold of 0. The thresholding process, also referred to as clamping, can improve matching results even when non-linear illumination effects are not present.
Although the dimension of the descriptor, i. Longer descriptors continue to do better but not by much and there is an additional danger of increased sensitivity to distortion and occlusion. Therefore, SIFT descriptors are invariant to minor affine changes. To test the distinctiveness of the SIFT descriptors, matching accuracy is also measured against varying number of keypoints in the testing database, and it is shown that matching accuracy decreases only very slightly for very large database sizes, thus indicating that SIFT features are highly distinctive.
There has been an extensive study done on the performance evaluation of different local descriptors, including SIFT, using a range of detectors. The evaluations carried out suggests strongly that SIFT-based descriptors, which are region-based, are the most robust and distinctive, and are therefore best suited for feature matching. However, most recent feature descriptors such as SURF have not been evaluated in this study. The performance of image matching by SIFT descriptors can be improved in the sense of achieving higher efficiency scores and lower 1-precision scores by replacing the scale-space extrema of the difference-of-Gaussians operator in original SIFT by scale-space extrema of the determinant of the Hessian, or more generally considering a more general family of generalized scale-space interest points.
Recently, a slight variation of the descriptor employing an irregular histogram grid has been proposed that significantly improves its performance. This improves the descriptor's robustness to scale changes. The Euclidean distance between SIFT-Rank descriptors is invariant to arbitrary monotonic changes in histogram bin values, and is related to Spearman's rank correlation coefficient.
Given SIFT's ability to find distinctive keypoints that are invariant to location, scale and rotation, and robust to affine transformations changes in scalerotationshearand position and changes in illumination, they are usable for object recognition. The steps are given below. SIFT features can essentially be applied to any task that requires identification of matching locations between images.
Work has been done on applications such as recognition of particular object categories in 2D images, 3D reconstruction, motion tracking and segmentation, robot localization, image panorama stitching and epipolar calibration. Some of these are discussed in more detail below. In this application,  a trinocular stereo system is used to determine 3D estimates for keypoint locations. Keypoints are used only when they appear in all 3 images with consistent disparities, resulting in very few outliers.
As the robot moves, it localizes itself using feature matches to the existing 3D map, and then incrementally adds features to the map while updating their 3D positions using a Kalman filter. This provides a robust and accurate solution to the problem of robot localization in unknown environments. Recent 3D solvers leverage the use of keypoint directions to solve trinocular geometry from three keypoints  and absolute pose from only two keypoints an often disregarded but useful measurement available in SIFT.
These orientation measurements reduce the number of required correspondences, further increasing robustness exponentially. SIFT feature matching can be used in image stitching for fully automated panorama reconstruction from non-panoramic images. The SIFT features extracted from the input images are matched against each other to find k nearest-neighbors for each feature.
These correspondences are then used to find m candidate matching images for each image. Homographies between pairs of images are then computed using RANSAC and a probabilistic model is used for verification. Because there is no restriction on the input images, graph search is applied to find connected components of image matches such that each connected component will correspond to a panorama. Finally for each connected component bundle adjustment is performed to solve for joint camera parameters, and the panorama is rendered using multi-band blending.
Because of the SIFT-inspired object recognition approach to panorama stitching, the resulting system is insensitive to the ordering, orientation, scale and illumination of the images. The input images can contain multiple panoramas and noise images some of which may not even be part of the composite imageand panoramic sequences are recognized and rendered as output.
This application uses SIFT features for 3D object recognition and 3D modeling in context of augmented realityin which synthetic objects with accurate pose are superimposed on real images. SIFT matching is done for a number of 2D images of a scene or object taken from different angles.
This is used with bundle adjustment initialized from an essential matrix or trifocal tensor to build a sparse 3D model of the viewed scene and to simultaneously recover camera poses and calibration parameters. Then the position, orientation and size of the virtual object are defined relative to the coordinate frame of the recovered model. For online match movingSIFT features again are extracted from the current video frame and matched to the features already computed for the world mode, resulting in a set of 2D-to-3D correspondences.
These correspondences are then used to Sift the current camera pose for the virtual projection and final rendering. A regularization technique is used to reduce the jitter in the virtual projection. For application to human action recognition in a video sequence, sampling of the training videos is carried out either at spatio-temporal interest points or at randomly determined locations, times and scales.
The spatio-temporal regions around these interest points are then described using the 3D SIFT descriptor. These descriptors are then clustered to form a spatio-temporal Bag of words model. FBM models the image probabilistically as a collage of independent features, conditional on image geometry and group labels, e. Features are first extracted in individual images from a 4D difference of Gaussian scale-space, then modeled in terms of their appearance, geometry and group co-occurrence statistics across a set of images.
The RIFT descriptor is constructed using circular normalized patches divided into concentric rings of equal width and within each ring a gradient orientation histogram is computed. To maintain rotation invariance, the orientation is measured at each point relative to the direction pointing outward from the center.
G-RIF:  Generalized Robust Invariant Feature is a general context descriptor which encodes edge orientation, edge density and hue information in a unified form combining perceptual information with spatial encoding. The object recognition scheme uses neighboring context based voting to estimate object models. Sift relies on integral images for image convolutions to reduce computation time, builds on the strengths of the leading existing detectors and descriptors using a fast Hessian matrix -based measure for the detector and a distribution-based descriptor.
It describes a distribution of Haar wavelet responses within the interest point neighborhood. Integral images are used for speed and only 64 dimensions are used reducing the time for feature computation and matching.
The indexing step is based on the sign of the Laplacianwhich increases the matching speed and the robustness of the descriptor. The dimension is reduced to 36 with PCA. The SIFT descriptor is computed for a log-polar location grid with three bins in radial direction the radius set to 6, 11, and 15 and 8 in angular direction, which results in 17 location bins.
The central bin is not divided in angular directions. The gradient orientations are quantized in 16 bins resulting in bin histogram. The size of this descriptor is reduced with PCA. The covariance matrix for PCA is estimated on image patches collected from various images.
The largest eigenvectors are used for description. Gauss-SIFT  is a pure image descriptor defined by performing all image measurements underlying the pure image descriptor in SIFT by Gaussian derivative responses as opposed to derivative approximations in an image pyramid as done in regular SIFT.
In this way, discretization effects over space and scale can be reduced to a minimum allowing for potentially more accurate image descriptors. In Lindeberg  such pure Gauss-SIFT image descriptors were combined with a set of generalized scale-space interest points comprising the Laplacian of the Gaussian, the determinant of the Hessian, four new unsigned or signed Hessian feature strength measures as well as Harris-Laplace and Shi-and-Tomasi interests points.
In an extensive experimental evaluation on a poster dataset comprising multiple views of 12 posters over scaling transformations up to a factor of 6 and viewing direction variations up to a slant angle of 45 degrees, it was shown that substantial increase in performance of image matching higher efficiency scores and lower 1-precision scores could be obtained by replacing Laplacian of Gaussian Sift points by determinant of the Hessian interest points.
Since difference-of-Gaussians interest points constitute a numerical approximation of Laplacian of the Gaussian interest points, this shows that a substantial increase in matching performance is possible by replacing the difference-of-Gaussians interest points in SIFT by determinant of the Hessian interest points.
This study therefore shows that discregarding discretization effects the pure image descriptor in SIFT is significantly better than the pure image descriptor in SURF, whereas the underlying interest point detector in SURF, which can be seen as numerical approximation to scale-space extrema of the determinant of the Hessian, is significantly better than the underlying interest point detector in SIFT.
Wagner et al. The algorithm also distinguishes between the off-line preparation phase where features are created at different scale levels and the on-line phase where features are only created at the current fixed scale level of the phone's camera image.
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