"Roger Stafford" <ellieandrogerxyzzy@mindspring.com.invalid> wrote in message <gso56i$d88$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "Jade Forest" <sllinios@pchome.com.tw> wrote in message <gsmajj$72g$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > I am now study the SIFT(scale invariant feature transformation) and try to implement in Matlab.
> > However, I am stuck on the step: "Localization", this include a 3D curve fitting technique to find the local max & min in an image.
> > I tried to find books and documents that talk about this subject, but didn't find any.
> > The 3D quadratic Taylor Expansion is like below:
> > D(x) = D + (∂D[T]/∂X)X + (1/2)X[T](∂2D[T]/∂X2)X
>
> Except to refer you to websites such as
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaleinvariant_feature_transform
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> I cannot help you with the main thrust of your question. I am not familiar with the subject.
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> For an interpretation of the Taylor expansion you quote if that puzzles you, I refer you to the site:
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_expansion
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> in the section called "Taylor series in several variables", (in your case three variables.) What you write as (dD[T]/dX)X stands for a row vector multiplied by a column vector:
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> [Dx,Dy,Dz]*[x;y;z]
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> where Dx, Dy, and Dz are the first partial derivatives of D(x,y,z) with respect to x, y, and z, respectively, evaluated at some "keypoint" and x, y, and z are the three coordinate differences from these keypoint values. The next term
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> (1/2)X[T](d2D[T]/dX2)X
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> signifies half the product of a row vector, a 3 x 3 matrix, and a column vector:
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> 1/2 * [x,y,z] * [Dxx,Dxy,Dxz;Dyx,Dyy,Dyz;Dzx,Dzy,Dzz] * [x;y;z]
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> where Dxx, Dxy, Dxz, Dyx, etc. signify the second partial derivatives of D with respect to x and x, with respect to x then y, etc., all evaluated at the keypoint, and again x, y, and z are coordinate differences from those of the keypoint. That is the second order Taylor expansion in three variables about the point called here the keypoint.
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> Roger Stafford
