UTCS Colloquium/AI- Ian Endres/UIUC: "Category Independent Object Proposals" ACES 3.408, Friday, August 6, 2010 12:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Aug 6, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/AI

Speaker/Affiliation: Ian En


Date/Time: Friday, August 6, 2010 12:30 p.m.


on: ACES 3.408 Host: Kristen Grauman

Talk Title: Category Independent
Object Proposals

Talk Abstract: We propose a category-independent me

thod to produce a bag of regions and rank them, such that top-ranked regio

ns are likely to be good segmentations of different objects. Our key objec

tives are completeness and diversity: every object should have at least one
good proposed region, and a diverse set should be top-ranked. Our approac

h is to generate a set of segmentations by performing graph cuts based on a
seed region and a learned affinity function. Then, the regions are ranked
using structured learning based on various cues. Our experiments on BSDS a

nd PASCAL VOC 2008 demonstrate our ability to