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Evaluation of 3D Interest Point Detection Techniques



Helin Dutagaci, Chun Pan (Benny) Cheung, Afzal A. Godil


In this paper, we compare the results of five 3D interest point detection techniques to the interest points marked by human subjects. This comparison is used to quantitatively evaluate the interest point detection algorithms. We asked human subjects to look at a number of 3D models, and mark interest points on the models via a web-based interface. We propose a voting-based method to construct ground truth out of humans’ selections of interest points. Evaluation measures, namely False Positive and False Negative Errors, are then defined based on the geodesic distance between the interest points detected by a particular algorithm and the human-generated ground truth.
Proceedings Title
Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval
Conference Dates
April 10-15, 2011
Conference Location
Conference Title
Eurographics 2011


3D salient point detection, 3D interest points


Dutagaci, H. , (Benny), C. and Godil, A. (2011), Evaluation of 3D Interest Point Detection Techniques, Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval , LLandudno, -1, [online], (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created April 7, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017