Bayesian adaptive superpixel segmentation

Roy Uziel, Meitar Ronen, Oren Freifeld

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Abstract

Superpixels provide a useful intermediate image representation. Existing superpixel methods, however, suffer from at least some of the following drawbacks: 1) topology is handled heuristically; 2) the number of superpixels is either predefined or estimated at a prohibitive cost; 3) lack of adaptiveness. As a remedy, we propose a novel probabilistic model, self-coined Bayesian Adaptive Superpixel Segmentation (BASS), together with an efficient inference. BASS is a Bayesian nonparametric mixture model that also respects topology and favors spatial coherence. The optimizationbased and topology-aware inference is parallelizable and implemented in GPU. Quantitatively, BASS achieves results that are either better than the state-of-the-art or close to it, depending on the performance index and/or dataset. Qualitatively, we argue it achieves the best results; we demonstrate this by not only subjective visual inspection but also objective quantitative performance evaluation of the downstream application of face detection. Our code is available at https://github.com/uzielroy/BASS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages8469-8478
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148038
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event17th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 27 Oct 20192 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)1550-5499

Conference

Conference17th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period27/10/192/11/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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