D2D: Keypoint Extraction with Describe to Detect Approach

Yurun Tian, Vassileios Balntas, Tony Ng, Axel Barroso-Laguna, Yiannis Demiris, Krystian Mikolajczyk; Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2020


In this paper, we present a novel approach that exploits the information within the descriptor space to propose keypoint locations. Detect then describe, or detect and describe jointly are two typical strategies for extracting local descriptors. In contrast, we propose an approach that inverts this process by first describing and then detecting the keypoint locations. Describe-to-Detect (D2D) leverages successful descriptor models without the need for any additional training. Our method selects keypoints as salient locations with high information content which is defined by the descriptors rather than some independent operators. We perform experiments on multiple benchmarks including image matching, camera localisation, and 3D reconstruction. The results indicate that our method improves the matching performance of various descriptors and that it generalises across methods and tasks.

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@InProceedings{Tian_2020_ACCV, author = {Tian, Yurun and Balntas, Vassileios and Ng, Tony and Barroso-Laguna, Axel and Demiris, Yiannis and Mikolajczyk, Krystian}, title = {D2D: Keypoint Extraction with Describe to Detect Approach}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)}, month = {November}, year = {2020} }