Dive Deeper Into Box for Object Detection

Ran Chen, Yong Liu, Mengdan Zhang, Shu Liu, Bei Yu, Yu-Wing Tai ;


Anchor free methods have defined the new frontier in state-of-the-art researches in object detection in which accurate bounding box estimation is the key to the success of these methods. However, even the bounding box has the highest confidence score, it is still far from perfect at localization. This motivates us to investigate a box reorganization method (DDBNet), which can dive deeper into the box to strive for more accurate localization. Specifically, boxes are manipulated via a surgical operation named D&R, which represents box decomposition and recombination toward tightening instances more precisely. It should be noted that this D&R operation is manipulated at the IoU loss. Experimental results show that our method is effective which leads to state-of-the-art performance for one stage object detection."

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