SCOPS: Self-Supervised Co-Part Segmentation

Wei-Chih Hung, Varun Jampani, Sifei Liu, Pavlo Molchanov, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Jan Kautz; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 869-878


Parts provide a good intermediate representation of objects that is robust with respect to camera, pose and appearance variations. Existing work on part segmentation is dominated by supervised approaches that rely on large amounts of manual annotations and also can not generalize to unseen object categories. We propose a self-supervised deep learning approach for part segmentation, where we devise several loss functions that aids in predicting part segments that are geometrically concentrated, robust to object variations and are also semantically consistent across different object instances. Extensive experiments on different types of image collections demonstrate that our approach can produce part segments that adhere to object boundaries and also more semantically consistent across object instances compared to existing self-supervised techniques.

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author = {Hung, Wei-Chih and Jampani, Varun and Liu, Sifei and Molchanov, Pavlo and Yang, Ming-Hsuan and Kautz, Jan},
title = {SCOPS: Self-Supervised Co-Part Segmentation},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}