Affinity Derivation and Graph Merge for Instance Segmentation

Yiding Liu, Siyu Yang, Bin Li, Wengang Zhou, Jizheng Xu, Houqiang Li, Yan Lu; The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 686-703


We present an instance segmentation scheme based on pixel affinity information, which is the relationship of two pixels belonging to a same instance. In our scheme, we use two neural networks with similar structure. One is to predict pixel level semantic score and the other is designed to derive pixel affinities. Regarding pixels as the vertexes and affinities as edges, we then propose a simple yet effective graph merge algorithm to cluster pixels into instances. Experimental results show that our scheme can generate fine grained instance mask. With Cityscapes training data, the proposed scheme achieves 27.3 AP on test set.

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author = {Liu, Yiding and Yang, Siyu and Li, Bin and Zhou, Wengang and Xu, Jizheng and Li, Houqiang and Lu, Yan},
title = {Affinity Derivation and Graph Merge for Instance Segmentation},
booktitle = {The European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}