Multi-instance Object Segmentation with Exemplars

Xuming He, Stephen Gould; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2013, pp. 1-4


We address the problem of joint detection and segmentation of multiple object instances in an image, a key step towards scene understanding. Inspired by data-driven methods, we propose an exemplar-based approach to the task of multi-instance segmentation using a small set of annotated reference images. We design a novel CRF model that jointly models object appearance, shape deformation, and object occlusion at the superpixel level. To tackle the challenging MAP inference problem, we derive an alternating procedure that interleaves object segmentation and layout adaptation.

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author = {Xuming He and Stephen Gould},
title = {Multi-instance Object Segmentation with Exemplars},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2013}