Superpixel Coherency and Uncertainty Models for Semantic Segmentation

Seungryul Baek, Taegyu Lim, Yong Seok Heo, Sungbum Park, Hantak Kwak, Woosung Shim; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2013, pp. 275-282


We present an efficient semantic segmentation algorithm based on contextual information which is constructed using superpixel-level cues. Although several semantic segmentation algorithms employing superpixel-level cues have been proposed and significant technical advances have been achieved recently, these algorithms still suffer from inaccurate superpixel estimation, recognition failure, time complexity and so on. To address problems, we propose novel superpixel coherency and uncertainty models which measure coherency of superpixel regions and uncertainty of the superpixel-wise preference, respectively. Also, we incorporate two superpixel models in an efficient inference method for the conditional random field (CRF) model. We evaluate the proposed algorithm based on MSRC and PASCAL datasets, and compare it with state-of-the-art algorithms quantitatively and qualitatively. We conclude that the proposed algorithm outperforms previous algorithms in terms of accuracy with reasonable time complexity.

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author = {Seungryul Baek and Taegyu Lim and Yong Seok Heo and Sungbum Park and Hantak Kwak and Woosung Shim},
title = {Superpixel Coherency and Uncertainty Models for Semantic Segmentation},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2013}