We propose a local feature descriptor based on moment. Although conventional scale invariant feature transform (SIFT)-based algorithms generally use difference of Gaussian (DoG) for feature extraction, they remain sensitive to more complicated deformations. To solve this problem, we propose MIFT, an invariant feature transform algorithm based on the modified discrete Gaussian-Hermite moment (MDGHM). Taking advantage of MDGHM's high performance to represent image information, MIFT uses an MDGHM-based pyramid for feature extraction, which can extract more distinctive extrema than the DoG, and MDGHM-based magnitude and orientation for feature description. We compared the proposed MIFT method performance with current best practice methods for six image deformation types, and confirmed that MIFT matching accuracy was superior of other SIFT-based methods.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF2016R1D1A1B01016071 and NRF-2016R1D1A1B03936281).
Acknowledgments: This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF2016R1D1A1B01016071 and NRF-2016R1D1A1B03936281).
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- Feature extraction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Materials Science
- General Engineering
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes