Fast and Accurate Image Matching with Cascade Hashing for 3D Reconstruction

Jian Cheng, Cong Leng, Jiaxiang Wu, Hainan Cui, Hanqing Lu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 1-8

Abstract


Image matching is one of the most challenging stages in 3D reconstruction, which usually occupies half of computational cost and inaccurate matching may lead to failure of reconstruction. Therefore, fast and accurate image matching is very crucial for 3D reconstruction. In this paper, we proposed a Cascade Hashing strategy to speed up the image matching. In order to accelerate the image matching, the proposed Cascade Hashing method is designed to be three-layer structure: hashing lookup, hashing remapping, and hashing ranking. Each layer adopts different measures and filtering strategies, which is demonstrated to be less sensitive to noise. Extensive experiments show that image matching can be accelerated by our approach in hundreds times than brute force matching, even achieves ten times or more than Kd-tree based matching while retaining comparable accuracy.

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@InProceedings{Cheng_2014_CVPR,
author = {Cheng, Jian and Leng, Cong and Wu, Jiaxiang and Cui, Hainan and Lu, Hanqing},
title = {Fast and Accurate Image Matching with Cascade Hashing for 3D Reconstruction},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}