Semantic Segmentation Exploiting Occlusion Relations within a Convex Optimization Framework

Semantic Segmentation Exploiting Occlusion Relations within a Convex Optimization Framework

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Abstract

​We describe an approach to incorporate scene topology and semantics into pixel-level object detection and localization. Our method requires video to determine occlusion regions and thence local depth ordering, and any visual recognition scheme that provides a score at local image regions, for instance object detection probabilities. We set up a cost functional that incorporates occlusion cues induced by object boundaries, label consistency and recognition priors, and solve it using a convex optimization scheme. We show that our method improves localization accuracy of existing recognition approaches, or equivalently provides semantic labels to pixel-level localization and segmentation

 

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PUBLISHED IN
International Conference on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR)
PUBLICATION DATE
15 8 2013
AUTHORS
B. Taylor, A. Ayvaci, A. Ravichandran, S. Soatto