Deep Object Co-Segmentation

Weihao Li*, Omid Hosseini Jafari*, Carsten Rother
(* Equal Contribution)
Heidelberg University
in ACCV 2018

This work presents a deep object co-segmentation (DOCS) approach for segmenting common objects of the same class within a pair of images. This means that the method learns to ignore common, or uncommon, background stuff and focuses on common objects. If multiple object classes are presented in the image pair, they are jointly extracted as foreground. To address this task, we propose a CNN-based Siamese encoder-decoder architecture. The encoder extracts high-level semantic features of the foreground objects, a mutual correlation layer detects the common objects, and finally, the decoder generates the output foreground masks for each image. To train our model, we compile a large object co-segmentation dataset consisting of image pairs from the PASCAL dataset with common objects masks. We evaluate our approach on commonly used datasets for co-segmentation tasks and observe that our approach consistently outperforms competing methods, for both seen and unseen object classes.



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    title={Deep Object Co-Segmentation},
    author={Li, Weihao and Hosseini Jafari, Omid and Rother, Carsten},