A Dense Siamese U-Net trained with Edge Enhanced 3D IOU Loss for Image Co-segmentation [article]

Xi Liu, Xiabi Liu, Huiyu Li, Xiaopeng Gong
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Image co-segmentation has attracted a lot of attentions in computer vision community. In this paper, we propose a new approach to image co-segmentation through introducing the dense connections into the decoder path of Siamese U-net and presenting a new edge enhanced 3D IOU loss measured over distance maps. Considering the rigorous mapping between the signed normalized distance map (SNDM) and the binary segmentation mask, we estimate the SNDMs directly from original images and use them to
more » ... ine the segmentation results. We apply the Siamese U-net for solving this problem and improve its effectiveness by densely connecting each layer with subsequent layers in the decoder path. Furthermore, a new learning loss is designed to measure the 3D intersection over union (IOU) between the generated SNDMs and the labeled SNDMs. The experimental results on commonly used datasets for image co-segmentation demonstrate the effectiveness of our presented dense structure and edge enhanced 3D IOU loss of SNDM. To our best knowledge, they lead to the state-of-the-art performance on the Internet and iCoseg datasets.
arXiv:2108.07491v1 fatcat:wvnvudb4irap7on2cjkcawwjle