One-Shot Video Object Segmentation

Sergi Caelles, Kevis-Kokitsi Maninis, Jordi Pont-Tuset, Laura Leal-Taixe, Daniel Cremers, Luc Van Gool; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017, pp. 221-230


This paper tackles the task of semi-supervised video object segmentation, i.e., the separation of an object from the background in a video, given the mask of the first frame. We present One-Shot Video Object Segmentation (OSVOS), based on a fully-convolutional neural network architecture that is able to successively transfer generic semantic information, learned on ImageNet, to the task of foreground segmentation, and finally to learning the appearance of a single annotated object of the test sequence (hence one-shot). Although all frames are processed independently, the results are temporally coherent and stable. We perform experiments on two annotated video segmentation databases, which show that OSVOS is fast and improves the state of the art by a significant margin (79.8% vs 68.0%).

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author = {Caelles, Sergi and Maninis, Kevis-Kokitsi and Pont-Tuset, Jordi and Leal-Taixe, Laura and Cremers, Daniel and Van Gool, Luc},
title = {One-Shot Video Object Segmentation},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {July},
year = {2017}