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# Thread: Sift match in image analysis

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## Sift match in image analysis

Hi, this is my first post so i'll get straightforward to the point.
i'm doing a function that takes as input two sift matrices of image A and B and returns the number of sift matching sifts.
the matrices have the following characteristics:

1)1 row describes 1 sift
2)a sift is desxribed only by integers:
x,y, coordinates, intensity, orientation + 128 integers in the range 0/255
3) the 128 integers are used to actually measure the distance between two SIFT
descriptors
4)SIFT x from image A matches SIFT y from image B if y is the closest (to x)
SIFT in B, and the second closest SIFT z in b has distance such that d(x,y)/
d(x,z)<alpha
-Usually with alpha=0.8.

my algorithm:

int NumMatches

for each row in A
{ for each row in B
{ compute euclidian_distance(row(A),row(B));

select Minimum1 //the minimum distance
select Minimum2 //the second mimimum distance
}
}
if(Minimum1/Minimum2<alfa)
NumMatches++

return NumMatches

the algorithm must be applied to about 30K images, so i need that it would be as light as possible and my O(N^2) complexity is too much to handle.
Is it possilbe to do better?
Maybe changing the type of distance?

thanks!

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## Re: Sift match in image analysis

opps, i've created 3 threads, please remove the other too as soon as possible.
sorry!

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