Volumetric Semantic Segmentation Using Pyramid Context Features

Jonathan T. Barron, Mark D. Biggin, Pablo Arbelaez, David W. Knowles, Soile V.E. Keranen, Jitendra Malik; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 3448-3455


We present an algorithm for the per-voxel semantic segmentation of a three-dimensional volume. At the core of our algorithm is a novel "pyramid context" feature, a descriptive representation designed such that exact per-voxel linear classification can be made extremely efficient. This feature not only allows for efficient semantic segmentation but enables other aspects of our algorithm, such as novel learned features and a stacked architecture that can reason about self-consistency. We demonstrate our technique on 3D fluorescence microscopy data of Drosophila embryos for which we are able to produce extremely accurate semantic segmentations in a matter of minutes, and for which other algorithms fail due to the size and high-dimensionality of the data, or due to the difficulty of the task.

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author = {Barron, Jonathan T. and Biggin, Mark D. and Arbelaez, Pablo and Knowles, David W. and Keranen, Soile V.E. and Malik, Jitendra},
title = {Volumetric Semantic Segmentation Using Pyramid Context Features},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}