An Exemplar-based CRF for Multi-instance Object Segmentation

Xuming He, Stephen Gould; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 296-303

Abstract


We address the problem of joint detection and segmentation of multiple object instances in an image, a key step towards scene understanding. Inspired by data-driven methods, we propose an exemplar-based approach to the task of instance segmentation, in which a set of reference image/shape masks is used to find multiple objects. We design a novel CRF framework that jointly models object appearance, shape deformation, and object occlusion. To tackle the challenging MAP inference problem, we derive an alternating procedure that interleaves object segmentation and shape/appearance adaptation. We evaluate our method on two datasets with instance labels and show promising results.

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@InProceedings{He_2014_CVPR,
author = {He, Xuming and Gould, Stephen},
title = {An Exemplar-based CRF for Multi-instance Object Segmentation},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}