An affine invariant feature detection method based on SIFT and MSER
Date of Issue2012
IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (7th : 2012 : Singapore)
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
In this paper, an affine invariance feature detection method based on Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) and Maximally Stable Extremal Regions (MSER) is proposed. Classical SIFT algorithm is not robust to affine deformations, because it is based on DOG detector which extracts circle regions for keypoint location. In order to overcome this disadvantage, DOG detector in conventional SIFT algorithm is replaced by MSER detector which is robust to affine deformation. Then these regions are normalized and extracted using SIFT. Simulation studies are carried out to show the effectiveness of the proposed method to affine transform in comparison to traditional SIFT algorithm.