We propose an image retrieval scheme based on projectively invariant features. Since cross-ratio is the fundamental invariant feature under projective transformations for points, we use that as the basic feature parameter. We compute the cross-ratios of point sets in quadruplets and a discrete representation of the distribution of the cross-ratio is obtained from the computed values. The distribution is used as the feature for retrieval purposes. The method is very effective in retrieving images, like buildings, having similar planar 3D structures.
Recommended citation: Rajashekhar, S. Chaudhuri and V. P. Namboodiri (2004). “Image retrieval based on projective invariance.” IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Singapore, October 2004, Page 405-408