CASENet: Deep category-aware semantic edge detection

Zhiding Yu, Chen Feng, Ming Yu Liu, Srikumar Ramalingam

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Abstract

Boundary and edge cues are highly beneficial in improving a wide variety of vision tasks such as semantic segmentation, object recognition, stereo, and object proposal generation. Recently, the problem of edge detection has been revisited and significant progress has been made with deep learning. While classical edge detection is a challenging binary problem in itself, the category-aware semantic edge detection by nature is an even more challenging multi-label problem. We model the problem such that each edge pixel can be associated with more than one class as they appear in contours or junctions belonging to two or more semantic classes. To this end, we propose a novel end-to-end deep semantic edge learning architecture based on ResNet and a new skip-layer architecture where category-wise edge activations at the top convolution layer share and are fused with the same set of bottom layer features. We then propose a multi-label loss function to supervise the fused activations. We show that our proposed architecture benefits this problem with better performance, and we outperform the current state-of-the-art semantic edge detection methods by a large margin on standard data sets such as SBD and Cityscapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1761-1770
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604571
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Event30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2017Jul 26 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/21/177/26/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Yu, Z., Feng, C., Liu, M. Y., & Ramalingam, S. (2017). CASENet: Deep category-aware semantic edge detection. In Proceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 (pp. 1761-1770). (Proceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2017.191