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Compact vectors of locally aggregated tensors for 3D shape retrieval

Tabia, H., Picard, D., Laga, H.ORCID: 0000-0002-4758-7510 and Gosselin, P-H (2013) Compact vectors of locally aggregated tensors for 3D shape retrieval. In: 6th Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR) '13, 11 May 2013, Girona, Spain


During the last decade, a significant attention has been paid, by the computer vision and the computer graphics communities, to three dimensional (3D) object retrieval. Shape retrieval methods can be divided into three main steps: the shape descriptors extraction, the shape signatures and their associated similarity measures, and the machine learning relevance functions. While the first and the last points have vastly been addressed in recent years, in this paper, we focus on the second point; presenting a new 3D object retrieval method using a new coding/pooling technique and powerful 3D shape descriptors extracted from 2D views. For a given 3D shape, the approach extracts a very large and dense set of local descriptors. From these descriptors, we build a new shape signature by aggregating tensor products of visual descriptors. The similarity between 3D models can then be efficiently computed with a simple dot product. We further improve the compactness and discrimination power of the descriptor using local Principal Component Analysis on each cluster of descriptors. Experiments on the SHREC 2012 and the McGill benchmarks show that our approach outperforms the state-of-the-art techniques, including other BoF methods, both in compactness of the representation and in the retrieval performance.

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