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Assessing the Role of Boundary-level Objectives in Indoor Semantic Segmentation

Abstract: Providing fine-grained and accurate segmentation maps of indoor scenes is a challenging task with relevant applications in the fields of augmented reality, image retrieval, and personalized robotics. While most of the recent literature on semantic segmentation has focused on outdoor scenarios, the generation of accurate indoor segmentation maps has been partially under-investigated. With the goal of increasing the accuracy of semantic segmentation in indoor scenarios, we focus on the analysis of boundary-level objectives, which foster the generation of fine-grained boundaries between different semantic classes and which have never been explored in the case of indoor segmentation. In particular, we test and devise variants of both the Boundary and Active Boundary losses, two recent proposals which deal with the prediction of semantic boundaries. Through experiments on the NYUDv2 dataset, we quantify the role of such losses in terms of accuracy and quality of boundary prediction and demonstrate the accuracy gain of the proposed variants.


Amoroso, Roberto; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Assessing the Role of Boundary-level Objectives in Indoor Semantic Segmentation" Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, vol. 13052 LNCS, Virtual, pp. 455 -465 , 27 September - 01 October 2021, 2021 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89128-2_44

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