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Computational Visual Media

Article Title

Neighborhood co-occurrence modeling in 3D point cloud segmentation

Keywords

3D vision, point cloud, co-occurrence relationmodeling, semantic segmentation

Abstract

A significant performance boost has been achieved in point cloud semantic segmentation by utilization of the encoder-decoder architecture and novel convolution operations for point clouds. However, co-occurrence relationships within a local region which can directly influence segmentation results are usually ignored by current works. In this paper, we propose a neighborhood co-occurrence matrix (NCM) to model local co-occurrence relationships in a point cloud. Wegenerate target NCM and prediction NCM fromsemantic labels and a prediction map respectively. Then,Kullback-Leibler (KL) divergence is used to maximize the similarity between the target and prediction NCMs to learn the co-occurrence relationship. Moreover, for large scenes where the NCMs for a sampled point cloud and the whole scene differ greatly, we introduce a reverse form of KL divergence which can better handle the difference to supervise the prediction NCMs. We integrate our method into an existing backbone and conduct comprehensive experiments on three datasets: Semantic3D for outdoor space segmentation, and S3DIS and ScanNet v2 for indoor scene segmentation. Results indicate that our method can significantly improve upon the backbone and outperform many leading competitors.

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