Learning Separable Filters

Roberto Rigamonti, Amos Sironi, Vincent Lepetit, Pascal Fua; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 2754-2761


Learning filters to produce sparse image representations in terms of overcomplete dictionaries has emerged as a powerful way to create image features for many different purposes. Unfortunately, these filters are usually both numerous and non-separable, making their use computationally expensive. In this paper, we show that such filters can be computed as linear combinations of a smaller number of separable ones, thus greatly reducing the computational complexity at no cost in terms of performance. This makes filter learning approaches practical even for large images or 3D volumes, and we show that we significantly outperform state-of-theart methods on the linear structure extraction task, in terms of both accuracy and speed. Moreover, our approach is general and can be used on generic filter banks to reduce the complexity of the convolutions.

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author = {Rigamonti, Roberto and Sironi, Amos and Lepetit, Vincent and Fua, Pascal},
title = {Learning Separable Filters},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}