Coarse-to-Fine Segmentation with Shape-Tailored Continuum Scale Spaces

Naeemullah Khan, Byung-Woo Hong, Anthony Yezzi, Ganesh Sundaramoorthi

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We formulate an energy for segmentation that is designed to have preference for segmenting the coarse over fine structure of the image, without smoothing across boundaries of regions. The energy is formulated by integrating a continuum of scales from a scale space computed from the heat equation within regions. We show that the energy can be optimized without computing a continuum of scales, but instead from a single scale. This makes the method computationally efficient in comparison to energies using a discrete set of scales. We apply our method to texture and motion segmentation. Experiments on benchmark datasets show that a continuum of scales leads to better segmentation accuracy over discrete scales and other competing methods.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781538604571
StatePublished - Nov 9 2017

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OCRF-2014-CRG3-62140401
Acknowledgements: Partially funded by KAUST OCRF-2014-CRG3-62140401, NRF-2014R1A2A1A11051941, and NSF CCF-1526848.


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