IMPROVING SPATIAL CODIFICATION IN SEMANTIC SEGMENTATION
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
This paper explores novel approaches for improving the spatial cod- ification for the pooling of local descriptors to solve the semantic segmentation problem. We propose to partition the image into three regions for each object to be described: Figure, Border and Ground. This partition aims at minimizing the influence of the image context on the object description and vice versa by introducing an intermedi- ate zone around the object contour. Furthermore, we also propose a richer visual descriptor of the object by applying a Spatial Pyramid over the Figure region. Two novel Spatial Pyramid configurations are explored: Cartesian-based and crown-based Spatial Pyramids. We test these approaches with state-of-the-art techniques and show that they improve the Figure-Ground based pooling in the Pascal VOC 2011 and 2012 semantic segmentation challenges.
IEEE Intl Conf on Image Processing
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Dublin City University (DCU)
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