Structure Inference Net: Object Detection Using Scene-Level Context and Instance-Level Relationships

Yong Liu, Ruiping Wang, Shiguang Shan, Xilin Chen; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 6985-6994

Abstract


Context is important for accurate visual recognition. In this work we propose an object detection algorithm that not only considers object visual appearance, but also makes use of two kinds of context including scene contextual information and object relationships within a single image. Therefore, object detection is regarded as both a cognition problem and a reasoning problem when leveraging these structured information. Specifically, this paper formulates object detection as a problem of graph structure inference, where given an image the objects are treated as nodes in a graph and relationships between the objects are modeled as edges in such graph. To this end, we present a so-called Structure Inference Network (SIN), a detector that incorporates into a typical detection framework (e.g. Faster R-CNN) with a graphical model which aims to infer object state. Comprehensive experiments on PASCAL VOC and MS COCO datasets indicate that scene context and object relationships truly improve the performance of object detection with more desirable and reasonable outputs.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Liu_2018_CVPR,
author = {Liu, Yong and Wang, Ruiping and Shan, Shiguang and Chen, Xilin},
title = {Structure Inference Net: Object Detection Using Scene-Level Context and Instance-Level Relationships},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}