Joint 3D Scene Reconstruction and Class Segmentation

Christian Hane, Christopher Zach, Andrea Cohen, Roland Angst, Marc Pollefeys; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 97-104

Abstract


Both image segmentation and dense 3D modeling from images represent an intrinsically ill-posed problem. Strong regularizers are therefore required to constrain the solutions from being 'too noisy'. Unfortunately, these priors generally yield overly smooth reconstructions and/or segmentations in certain regions whereas they fail in other areas to constrain the solution sufficiently. In this paper we argue that image segmentation and dense 3D reconstruction contribute valuable information to each other's task. As a consequence, we propose a rigorous mathematical framework to formulate and solve a joint segmentation and dense reconstruction problem. Image segmentations provide geometric cues about which surface orientations are more likely to appear at a certain location in space whereas a dense 3D reconstruction yields a suitable regularization for the segmentation problem by lifting the labeling from 2D images to 3D space. We show how appearance-based cues and 3D surface orientation priors can be learned from training data and subsequently used for class-specific regularization. Experimental results on several real data sets highlight the advantages of our joint formulation.

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@InProceedings{Hane_2013_CVPR,
author = {Hane, Christian and Zach, Christopher and Cohen, Andrea and Angst, Roland and Pollefeys, Marc},
title = {Joint 3D Scene Reconstruction and Class Segmentation},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}
}