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Image Piece Learning for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation
Yi Li1; Yanqing Guo1; Yueying Kao2,3; Ran He2,3,4
Source PublicationIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN CYBERNETICS-SYSTEMS
2017-04-01
Volume47Issue:4Pages:648-659
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe task of semantic segmentation is to infer a predefined category label for each pixel in the image. For most cases, image segmentation is established as a fully supervised task. These methods all built on the basis of having access to sufficient pixel-wise annotated samples for training. However, obtaining the satisfied ground truth is not only labor intensive but also time-consuming, which severely hinders the generality of these fully supervised methods. Instead of pixel-level ground truth, weakly supervised approaches learn their models from much less prior information, e.g., image-level annotation. In this paper, we propose a novel conditional random field (CRF) based framework for weakly supervised semantic segmentation. Enlightened by jigsaw puzzles, we start the approach with merging superpixels from an image into larger pieces by a newly designed strategy. Then pieces from all the training images are gathered and associated with appropriate semantic labels by CRF. Thus, the piece library is constructed, achieving remarkable universality and flexibility. In the case of testing, we compare the superpixels with image pieces in the library and assign them the labels that minimize the potential energy. In addition, the proposed framework is fit for domain adaption and obtains promising results, which is of great practical value. Extensive experimental results on PASCAL VOC 2007, MSRC-21, and VOC 2012 databases demonstrate that our framework outperforms or is comparable to state-of-the-art segmentation methods.
KeywordConditional Random Field (Crf) Image Semantic Segmentation Piece Learning Weakly Supervised
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Technology
DOI10.1109/TSMC.2016.2623683
WOS KeywordENERGY MINIMIZATION ; GRAPH CUTS ; ALGORITHMS ; FEATURES ; RANKING
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(61402079) ; Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the NSFC(71421001) ; Open Project Program of the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association Chinese Academy of Sciences(2015190) ; State Key Development Program(2016YFB1001001)
WOS Research AreaAutomation & Control Systems ; Computer Science
WOS SubjectAutomation & Control Systems ; Computer Science, Cybernetics
WOS IDWOS:000398966700007
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ia.ac.cn/handle/173211/15083
Collection智能感知与计算研究中心
Affiliation1.Dalian Univ Technol, Fac Elect Informat & Elect Engn, Sch Informat & Commun Engn, Dalian 116024, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Res Intelligent Percept & Comp, Inst Automat, Natl Lab Pattern Recognit, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Brain Sci & Intelligence Technol, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
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Yi Li,Yanqing Guo,Yueying Kao,et al. Image Piece Learning for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation[J]. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN CYBERNETICS-SYSTEMS,2017,47(4):648-659.
APA Yi Li,Yanqing Guo,Yueying Kao,&Ran He.(2017).Image Piece Learning for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation.IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN CYBERNETICS-SYSTEMS,47(4),648-659.
MLA Yi Li,et al."Image Piece Learning for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation".IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN CYBERNETICS-SYSTEMS 47.4(2017):648-659.
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