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Author Hegde, Ravi S. ♦ Goyal, Manik ♦ Bojinov, Hristo ♦ Rajpura, Param S.
Source IIT Gandhinagar
Content type Text
Publisher Cornell University Library
Language English
Abstract Although Deep Convolutional Neural Networks trained with strong pixel-level annotations have significantly pushed the performance in semantic segmentation, annotation efforts required for the creation of training data remains a roadblock for further improvements. We show that augmentation of the weakly annotated training dataset with synthetic images minimizes both the annotation efforts and also the cost of capturing images with sufficient variety. Evaluation on the PASCAL 2012 validation dataset shows an increase in mean IOU from 52.80% to 55.47% by adding just 100 synthetic images per object class. Our approach is thus a promising solution to the problems of annotation and dataset collection.
Description This is a Preprint version
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-09-01