Symmetry reCAPTCHA

Christopher Funk, Yanxi Liu

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Abstract

This paper is a reaction to the poor performance of symmetry detection algorithms on real-world images, benchmarked since CVPR 2011. Our systematic study reveals significant difference between human labeled (reflection and rotation) symmetries on photos and the output of computer vision algorithms on the same photo set. We exploit this human-machine symmetry perception gap by proposing a novel symmetry-based Turing test. By leveraging a comprehensive user interface, we collected more than 78,000 symmetry labels from 400 Amazon Mechanical Turk raters on 1,200 photos from the Microsoft COCO dataset. Using a set of ground-truth symmetries automatically generated from noisy human labels, the effectiveness of our work is evidenced by a separate test where over 96% success rate is achieved. We demonstrate statistically significant outcomes for using symmetry perception as a powerful, alternative, image-based reCAPTCHA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5165-5174
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388504
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2016
Event29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2016-December
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period6/26/167/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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