DeepBox: Learning Objectness With Convolutional Networks

Weicheng Kuo, Bharath Hariharan, Jitendra Malik; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 2479-2487


Existing object proposal approaches use primarily bottom-up cues to rank proposals, while we believe that "objectness" is in fact a high level construct. We argue for a data-driven, semantic approach for ranking object proposals. Our framework, which we call DeepBox, uses convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to rerank proposals from a bottom-up method. We use a novel four-layer CNN architecture that is as good as much larger networks on the task of evaluating objectness while being much faster. We show that DeepBox significantly improves over the bottom-up ranking, achieving the same recall with 500 proposals as achieved by bottom-up methods with 2000. This improvement generalizes to categories the CNN has never seen before and leads to a 4.5-point gain in detection mAP. Our implementation achieves this performance while running at 260 ms per image.

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author = {Kuo, Weicheng and Hariharan, Bharath and Malik, Jitendra},
title = {DeepBox: Learning Objectness With Convolutional Networks},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}