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Computational Visual Media

Keywords

geometric multi-model fitting, weak annota-tion, multi-homography detection, two-view motion segmentation

Abstract

In this paper we address the problem ofgeometric multi-model fitting using a few weakly annotated data points, which has been little studied so far. In weak annotating (WA), most manual annotations are supposed to be correct yet inevitably mixed with incorrect ones. Such WA data can naturally arise through interaction in various tasks. For example, in the case of homography estimation, one can easily annotate points on the same plane or object with a single label by observing the image. Motivated by this, we propose a novel method to make full use of WA data to boost multi-model fitting performance. Specifically, a graph for model proposal sampling is first constructed using the WA data, given the prior that WA data annotated with the same weak label has a high probability of belonging to the same model. By incorporating this prior knowledge into the calculation of edge probabilities, vertices (i.e., data points) lying on or near the latent model are likely to be associated and further form a subset or cluster for effective proposal generation. Having generated proposals, α-expansion is used for labeling, and our method in return updates the proposals. This procedure works in an iterative way. Extensive experiments validate our method and show that it produces noticeably better results than state-of-the-art techniques in most cases.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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