Multi Label Generic Cuts: Optimal Inference in Multi Label Multi Clique MRF-MAP Problems

Chetan Arora, S.N. Maheshwari; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 1346-1353

Abstract


We propose an algorithm called Multi Label Generic Cuts (MLGC) for computing optimal solutions to MRF-MAP problems with submodular multi label multi-clique potentials. A transformation is introduced to convert a m-label k-clique problem to an equivalent 2-label (mk)-clique problem. We show that if the original multi-label problem is submodular then the transformed 2-label multi-clique problem is also submodular. We exploit sparseness in the feasible configurations of the transformed 2-label problem to suggest an improvement to Generic Cuts [3] to solve the 2-label problems efficiently. The algorithm runs in time O(m^k n^3 ) in the worst case (n is the number of pixels) generalizing O(2^k n^3) running time of Generic Cuts. We show experimentally that MLGC is an order of magnitude faster than the current state of the art [17, 20]. While the result of MLGC is optimal for submodular clique potential it is significantly better than the compared methods even for problems with non-submodular clique potential.

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@InProceedings{Arora_2014_CVPR,
author = {Arora, Chetan and Maheshwari, S.N.},
title = {Multi Label Generic Cuts: Optimal Inference in Multi Label Multi Clique MRF-MAP Problems},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}