Beyond context: Exploring semantic similarity for small object detection in crowded scenes

Yue Xi, Jiangbin Zheng, Xiangjian He, Wenjing Jia, Hanhui Li, Yefan Xie, Mingchen Feng, Xiuxiu Li

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Abstract

Small object detection in crowded scene aims to find those tiny targets with very limited resolution from crowded scenes. Due to very little information available on tiny objects, it is often not suitable to detect them merely based on the information presented inside their bounding boxes, resulting low accuracy. In this paper, we propose to exploit the semantic similarity among all predicted objects’ candidates to boost the performance of detectors when handling tiny objects. For this purpose, we construct a pairwise constraint to depict such semantic similarity and propose a new framework based on Discriminative Learning and Graph-Cut techniques. Experiments conducted on three widely used benchmark datasets demonstrate the improvement over the state-of-the-art approaches gained by applying this idea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalPattern Recognition Letters
Volume137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence

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