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2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2017)
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
July 21, 2017 to July 26, 2017
ISSN: 1063-6919
ISBN: 978-1-5386-0457-1
pp: 4877-4885
Effective integration of local and global contextual information is crucial for dense labeling problems. Most existing methods based on an encoder-decoder architecture simply concatenate features from earlier layers to obtain higher-frequency details in the refinement stages. However, there are limits to the quality of refinement possible if ambiguous information is passed forward. In this paper we propose Gated Feedback Refinement Network (G-FRNet), an end-to-end deep learning framework for dense labeling tasks that addresses this limitation of existing methods. Initially, G-FRNet makes a coarse prediction and then it progressively refines the details by efficiently integrating local and global contextual information during the refinement stages. We introduce gate units that control the information passed forward in order to filter out ambiguity. Experiments on three challenging dense labeling datasets (CamVid, PASCAL VOC 2012, and Horse-Cow Parsing) show the effectiveness of our method. Our proposed approach achieves state-of-the-art results on the CamVid and Horse-Cow Parsing datasets, and produces competitive results on the PASCAL VOC 2012 dataset.
computer vision, feature extraction, image classification, image filtering, information filtering, learning (artificial intelligence)

M. A. Islam, M. Rochan, N. D. Bruce and Y. Wang, "Gated Feedback Refinement Network for Dense Image Labeling," 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2018, pp. 4877-4885.
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