Clustering coins with respect to their die is an important component of numismatic research and crucial for understanding the economic history of tribes (especially when literary production does not exist, in celtic culture). It is a very hard task that requires a lot of times and expertise. To cluster thousands of coins, automatic methods are becoming necessary. Nevertheless, public datasets for coin die clustering evaluation are too rare, though they are very important for the development of new methods. Therefore, we propose a new 3D dataset of 2 070 scans of coins. With this dataset, we propose two benchmarks, one for point cloud registration, essential for coin die recognition, and a benchmark of coin die clustering. We show how we automatically cluster coins to help experts, and perform a preliminary evaluation for these two tasks. The code of the baseline and the dataset will be publicly available at https://www.npm3d.fr/coins-riedones3d and https://www.chronocarto.eu/spip.php?article84&lang=fr
We present MS-SVConv, a fast multi-scale deep neural network that outputs features from point clouds for 3D registration between two scenes. We compute features using a 3D sparse voxel convolutional network on a point cloud at different scales and then fuse the features through fully-connected layers. With supervised learning, we show significant improvements compared to state-of-the-art methods on the competitive and well-known 3DMatch benchmark. We also achieve a better generalization through different source and target datasets, with very fast computation. Finally, we present a strategy to fine-tune MS-SVConv on unknown datasets in a self-supervised way, which leads to state-of-the-art results on ETH and TUM datasets.
We introduce Torch-Points3D, an open-source framework designed to facilitate the use of deep networks on3D data. Its modular design, efficient implementation, and user-friendly interfaces make it a relevant tool for research and productization alike. Beyond multiple quality-of-life features, our goal is to standardize a higher level of transparency and reproducibility in 3D deep learning research, and to lower its barrier to entry. In this paper, we present the design principles of Torch-Points3D, as well as extensive benchmarks of multiple state-of-the-art algorithms and inference schemes across several datasets and tasks. The modularity of Torch-Points3D allows us to design fair and rigorous experimental protocols in which all methods are evaluated in the same conditions. The Torch-Points3D repository :https://github.com/nicolas-chaulet/torch-points3d
The recognition and clustering of coins which have been struck by the same die is of interest for archeological studies. Nowadays, this work can only be performed by experts and is very tedious. In this paper, we propose a method to automatically cluster dies, based on 3D scans of coins. It is based on three steps: registration, comparison and graph-based clustering. Experimental results on 90 coins coming from a Celtic treasury from the II-Ith century BC show a clustering quality equivalent to expert's work.