Learning Informative Edge Maps for Indoor Scene Layout Prediction

Arun Mallya, Svetlana Lazebnik; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 936-944


In this paper, we introduce new edge-based features for the task of recovering the 3D layout of an indoor scene from a single image. Indoor scenes have certain edges that are very informative about the spatial layout of the room, namely, the edges formed by the pairwise intersections of room faces (two walls, wall and ceiling, wall and floor). In contrast with previous approaches that rely on area-based features like geometric context and orientation maps, our method attempts to directly detect these informative edges. We learn to predict 'informative edge' probability maps using two recent methods that exploit local and global context, respectively: structured edge detection forests, and a fully convolutional network for pixelwise labeling. We show that the fully convolutional network is quite successful at predicting the informative edges even when they lack contrast or are occluded, and that the accuracy can be further improved by training the network to jointly predict the edges and the geometric context. Using features derived from the 'informative edge' maps, we learn a maximum margin structured classifier that achieves state-of-the-art performance on layout prediction.

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author = {Mallya, Arun and Lazebnik, Svetlana},
title = {Learning Informative Edge Maps for Indoor Scene Layout Prediction},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}