Deep Semantic Matching with Foreground Detection and Cycle-Consistency

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Authors Yun-Chun Chen, Po-Hsiang Huang, Li-Yu Yu, Jia-Bin Huang, Ming-Hsuan Yang, and Yen-Yu Lin
Journal/Conference Name ASIAN CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION (ACCV 2018)
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Paper Abstract Establishing dense semantic correspondences between objectinstances remains a challenging problem due to background clutter, sig-nificant scale and pose differences, and large intra-class variations. In thispaper, we present an end-to-end trainable network for learning semanticcorrespondences using only matching image pairs without manual key-point correspondence annotations. To facilitate network training withthis weaker form of supervision, we 1) explicitly estimate the foregroundregions to suppress the effect of background clutter and 2) develop cycle-consistent losses to enforce the predicted transformations across multi-ple images to be geometrically plausible and consistent. We train theproposed model using the PF-PASCAL dataset and evaluate the perfor-mance on the PF-PASCAL, PF-WILLOW, and TSS datasets. Extensiveexperimental results show that the proposed approach achieves favorablyperformance compared to the state-of-the-art.
Date of publication 2018
Code Programming Language Python
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