A Sentence Is Worth a Thousand Pixels

Sanja Fidler, Abhishek Sharma, Raquel Urtasun; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 1995-2002


We are interested in holistic scene understanding where images are accompanied with text in the form of complex sentential descriptions. We propose a holistic conditional random field model for semantic parsing which reasons jointly about which objects are present in the scene, their spatial extent as well as semantic segmentation, and employs text as well as image information as input. We automatically parse the sentences and extract objects and their relationships, and incorporate them into the model, both via potentials as well as by re-ranking candidate detections. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach in the challenging UIUC sentences dataset and show segmentation improvements of 12.5% over the visual only model and detection improvements of 5% AP over deformable part-based models [8].

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author = {Fidler, Sanja and Sharma, Abhishek and Urtasun, Raquel},
title = {A Sentence Is Worth a Thousand Pixels},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}