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Semantic object classes in video: A high-definition ground truth database

Brostow, GJ; Fauqueur, J; Cipolla, R; (2009) Semantic object classes in video: A high-definition ground truth database. PATTERN RECOGN LETT , 30 (2) 88 - 97. 10.1016/j.patrec.2008.04.005.

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Visual object analysis researchers are increasingly experimenting with video, because it is expected that motion cues should help with detection, recognition, and other analysis tasks. This paper presents the Cambridge-driving Labeled Video Database (CamVid) as the first collection of videos with object class semantic labels, complete with metadata. The database provides ground truth labels that associate each pixel with one of 32 semantic classes.The database addresses the need for experimental data to quantitatively evaluate emerging algorithms. While most videos are filmed with fixed-position CCTV-style cameras, our data was captured from the perspective of a driving automobile. The driving scenario increases the number and heterogeneity of the observed object classes. Over 10 min of high quality 30 Hz footage is being provided, with corresponding semantically labeled images at 1 Hz and in part, 15 Hz.The CamVid Database offers four contributions that are relevant to object analysis researchers. First, the per-pixel semantic segmentation of over 700 images was specified manually, and was then inspected and confirmed by a second person for accuracy. Second, the high-quality and large resolution color video images in the database represent valuable extended duration digitized footage to those interested in driving scenarios or ego-motion. Third, we filmed calibration sequences for the camera color response and intrinsics, and computed a 3D camera pose for each frame in the sequences. Finally, in support of expanding this or other databases, we present custom-made labeling software for assisting users who wish to paint precise class-labels for other images and videos. We evaluate the relevance of the database by measuring the performance of an algorithm from each of three distinct domains: multi-class object recognition, pedestrian detection, and label propagation. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Semantic object classes in video: A high-definition ground truth database
DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2008.04.005
Keywords: Object recognition, Video database, Video understanding, Semantic segmentation, Label propagation, SEGMENTATION
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/139726
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