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NetVLAD – Supervised Place Recognition

February 15, 2017

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Download PPT – Google Docs Vector of locally aggregated descriptors (VLAD) [1] is a simple and popular technique for computing a fingerprint of an image for place recognition. It basically forms say K=64 clusters of SIFT like descriptors (descriptors at SIFT feature points). Then, for every descriptor subtracts it from cluster center and adds it up. […]

Soft Indicator Function

January 5, 2017

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Very often we come across indicator functions denoting class membership. These functions in their native form are neither continuous nor differentiable. I will describe a trick to convert such indicator functions to an approximate continuous and differentiable function. This blog is organized as follows: Describe a computation case with indicator function Trick to convert More remarks […]