Scene Parsing With Global Context Embedding

Wei-Chih Hung, Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Xiaohui Shen, Zhe Lin, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Xin Lu, Ming-Hsuan Yang; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 2631-2639


We present a scene parsing method that utilizes global context information based on both the parametric and non-parametric models. Compared to previous methods that only exploit the local relationship between objects, we train a context network based on scene similarities to generate feature representations for global contexts. In addition, these learned features are utilized to generate global and spatial priors for explicit classes inference. We then design modules to embed the feature representations and the priors into the segmentation network as additional global context cues. We show that the proposed method can eliminate false positives that are not compatible with the global context representations. Experiments on both the MIT ADE20K and PASCAL Context datasets show that the proposed method performs favorably against existing methods.

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author = {Hung, Wei-Chih and Tsai, Yi-Hsuan and Shen, Xiaohui and Lin, Zhe and Sunkavalli, Kalyan and Lu, Xin and Yang, Ming-Hsuan},
title = {Scene Parsing With Global Context Embedding},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}