Exemplar Free Class Agnostic Counting

Viresh Ranjan, Minh Hoai Nguyen; Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2022, pp. 3121-3137


We tackle the task of Class Agnostic Counting, which aims to count objects in a novel object category at test time without any access to labeled training data for that category. All previous class agnostic counting methods cannot work in a fully automated setting, and require computationally expensive test time adaptation. To address these challenges, we propose a visual counter which operates in a fully automated setting and does not require any test time adaptation. Our proposed approach first identifies exemplars from repeating objects in an image, and then counts the repeating objects. We propose a novel region proposal network for identifying the exemplars. After identifying the exemplars, we obtain the corresponding count by using a density estimation based Visual Counter. We evaluate our proposed approach on FSC-147 dataset, and show that it achieves superior performance compared to the existing approaches. Our code and models will be made public.

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@InProceedings{Ranjan_2022_ACCV, author = {Ranjan, Viresh and Nguyen, Minh Hoai}, title = {Exemplar Free Class Agnostic Counting}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)}, month = {December}, year = {2022}, pages = {3121-3137} }