A robust descriptor based on Weber’s Law

  title={A robust descriptor based on Weber’s Law},
  author={Jie Chen and Shiguang Shan and Guoying Zhao and Xilin Chen and Wen Gao and Matti Pietik{\"a}inen},
  journal={2008 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition},
Inspired by Weberpsilas law, this paper proposes a simple, yet very powerful and robust local descriptor, Weber local descriptor (WLD). It is based on the fact that human perception of a pattern depends on not only the change of a stimulus (such as sound, lighting, et al.) but also the original intensity of the stimulus. Specifically, WLD consists of two components: its differential excitation and orientation. A differential excitation is a function of the ratio between two terms: one is the… CONTINUE READING
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