Non-parametric higher-order random fields for image segmentation

TitleNon-parametric higher-order random fields for image segmentation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMárquez-Neila, P, Kohli, P, Rother, C, Baumela, L
Conference NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISBN Number9783319105987
Keywordsbiomedical image analysis, higher-order models, image denoising, Image segmentation, random fields, structured prediction

Models defined using higher-order potentials are becoming increasingly popular in computer vision. However, the exact representation of a general higher-order potential defined over many variables is computationally unfeasible. This has led prior works to adopt parametric potentials that can be compactly represented. This paper proposes a non-parametric higher-order model for image labeling problems that uses a patch-based representation of its potentials. We use the transformation scheme of [11, 25] to convert the higher-order potentials to a pair-wise form that can be handled using traditional inference algorithms. This representation is able to capture structure, geometrical and topological information of labels from training data and to provide more precise segmentations. Other tasks such as image denoising and reconstruction are also possible. We evaluate our method on denoising and segmentation problems with synthetic and real images. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Citation KeyMarquez-Neila2014