GeoDesc: Learning Local Descriptors by Integrating Geometry Constraints

Zixin Luo, Tianwei Shen, Lei Zhou, Siyu Zhu, Runze Zhang, Yao Yao, Tian Fang, Long Quan; The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 168-183


Learned local descriptors based on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have achieved significant improvements on patch-based benchmarks, whereas not having demonstrated strong generalization ability on recent benchmarks of image-based 3D reconstruction. In this paper, we mitigate this limitation by proposing a novel local descriptor learning approach that integrates geometry constraints from multi-view reconstructions, which benefit the learning process in data generation, data sampling and loss computation. We refer to the proposed descriptor as GeoDesc, and demonstrate its superior performance on various large-scale benchmarks, and in particular show its great success on challenging reconstruction cases. Moreover, we provide guidelines towards practical integration of learned descriptors in Structure-from-Motion (SfM) pipelines, showing the good trade-off that GeoDesc delivers to 3D reconstruction tasks between accuracy and efficiency.

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author = {Luo, Zixin and Shen, Tianwei and Zhou, Lei and Zhu, Siyu and Zhang, Runze and Yao, Yao and Fang, Tian and Quan, Long},
title = {GeoDesc: Learning Local Descriptors by Integrating Geometry Constraints},
booktitle = {The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}