Object cosegmentation

TitleObject cosegmentation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVicente, S, Rother, C, Kolmogorov, V
Conference NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISBN Number9781457703942

Cosegmentation is typically defined as the task of jointly segmenting something similar in a given set of images. Existing methods are too generic and so far have not demonstrated competitive results for any specific task. In this paper we overcome this limitation by adding two new aspects to cosegmentation: (1) the "something" has to be an object, and (2) the "similarity" measure is learned. In this way, we are able to achieve excellent results on the recently introduced iCoseg dataset, which contains small sets of images of either the same object instance or similar objects of the same class. The challenge of this dataset lies in the extreme changes in viewpoint, lighting, and object deformations within each set. We are able to considerably outperform several competitors. To achieve this performance, we borrow recent ideas from object recognition: the use of powerful features extracted from a pool of candidate object-like segmentations. We believe that our work will be beneficial to several application areas, such as image retrieval. © 2011 IEEE.

Citation KeyVicente2011