Defocus Blur Detection via Multi-Stream Bottom-Top-Bottom Fully Convolutional Network

Wenda Zhao, Fan Zhao, Dong Wang, Huchuan Lu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 3080-3088

Abstract


Defocus blur detection (DBD) is the separation of infocus and out-of-focus regions in an image. This process has been paid considerable attention because of its remarkable potential applications. Accurate differentiation of homogeneous regions and detection of low-contrast focal regions, as well as suppression of background clutter, are challenges associated with DBD. To address these issues, we propose a multi-stream bottom-top-bottom fully convolutional network (BTBNet), which is the first attempt to develop an end-to-end deep network for DBD. First, we develop a fully convolutional BTBNet to integrate low-level cues and high-level semantic information. Then, considering that the degree of defocus blur is sensitive to scales, we propose multi-stream BTBNets that handle input images with different scales to improve the performance of DBD. Finally, we design a fusion and recursive reconstruction network to recursively refine the preceding blur detection maps. To promote further study and evaluation of the DBD models, we construct a new database of 500 challenging images and their pixel-wise defocus blur annotations. Experimental results on the existing and our new datasets demonstrate that the proposed method achieves significantly better performance than other state-of-the-art algorithms.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Zhao_2018_CVPR,
author = {Zhao, Wenda and Zhao, Fan and Wang, Dong and Lu, Huchuan},
title = {Defocus Blur Detection via Multi-Stream Bottom-Top-Bottom Fully Convolutional Network},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}