Learning to Parse Wireframes in Images of Man-Made Environments

Kun Huang, Yifan Wang, Zihan Zhou, Tianjiao Ding, Shenghua Gao, Yi Ma

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a learning-based approach to the task of automatically extracting a 'wireframe' representation for images of cluttered man-made environments. The wireframe (see Fig. 1) contains all salient straight lines and their junctions of the scene that encode efficiently and accurately large-scale geometry and object shapes. To this end, we have built a very large new dataset of over 5,000 images with wireframes thoroughly labelled by humans. We have proposed two convolutional neural networks that are suitable for extracting junctions and lines with large spatial support, respectively. The networks trained on our dataset have achieved significantly better performance than state-of-the-art methods for junction detection and line segment detection, respectively. We have conducted extensive experiments to evaluate quantitatively and qualitatively the wireframes obtained by our method, and have convincingly shown that effectively and efficiently parsing wireframes for images of man-made environments is a feasible goal within reach. Such wireframes could benefit many important visual tasks such as feature correspondence, 3D reconstruction, vision-based mapping, localization, and navigation. The data and source code are available at https://github.com/huangkuns/wireframe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages626-635
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664209
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2018
Event31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period6/18/186/22/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Huang, K., Wang, Y., Zhou, Z., Ding, T., Gao, S., & Ma, Y. (2018). Learning to Parse Wireframes in Images of Man-Made Environments. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018 (pp. 626-635). [8578170] (Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2018.00072