Discriminative Clustering for Image Co-segmentation

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Discriminative Clustering for Image Co-segmentation
Purely bottom-up, unsupervised segmentation of a single image into two segments remains a challenging task for computer vision. The co-segmentation problem is the process of jointly segmenting several images with similar foreground objects but different backgrounds. In this paper, we combine existing tools from bottom-up image segmentation such as normalized cuts, with kernel methods commonly used in object recognition. These two sets of techniques are used within a discriminative clustering framework: we aim to assign foreground/background labels jointly to all images, so that a supervised classifier trained with these labels leads to maximal separation of the two classes. In practice, we obtain a combinatorial problem which is relaxed to a continuous convex optimization problem, that can be solved efficiently for up to dozens of images. We show that our framework works well on images with very similar foreground objects, which are usually considered in the literature...
Armand Joulin, Francis Bach, Jean Ponce
Added 30 Mar 2010
Updated 25 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CVPR
Authors Armand Joulin, Francis Bach, Jean Ponce
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Wrong link

The link is to the presentation, not the paper. Preprint of the paper can be found here

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