Context Refinement for Object Detection

Zhe Chen, Shaoli Huang, Dacheng Tao; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 71-86


Current two-stage object detectors, which consists of a region proposal stage and a refinement stage, may produce unreliable results due to ill-localized proposed regions. To address this problem, we propose a context refinement algorithm that explores rich contextual information to better refine each proposed region. In particular, we first identify neighboring regions that may contain useful contexts and then perform refinement based on the extracted and unified contextual information. In practice, our method effectively improves the quality of the final detection results as well as region proposals. Empirical studies show that context refinement yields substantial and consistent improvements over different baseline detectors. Moreover, the proposed algorithm brings around 3% performance gain on PASCAL VOC benchmark and around 6% gain on MS COCO benchmark respectively.

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author = {Chen, Zhe and Huang, Shaoli and Tao, Dacheng},
title = {Context Refinement for Object Detection},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}