Guided Semantic Flow

Sangryul Jeon, Dongbo Min, Seungryong Kim, Jihwan Choe, Kwanghoon Sohn

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Establishing dense semantic correspondences requires dealing with large geometric variations caused by the unconstrained setting of images. To address such severe matching ambiguities, we introduce a novel approach, called guided semantic flow, based on the key insight that sparse yet reliable matches can effectively capture non-rigid geometric variations, and these confident matches can guide adjacent pixels to have similar solution spaces, reducing the matching ambiguities significantly. We realize this idea with learning-based selection of confident matches from an initial set of all pairwise matching scores and their propagation by a new differentiable upsampling layer based on moving least square concept. We take advantage of the guidance from reliable matches to refine the matching hypotheses through Gaussian parametric model in the subsequent matching pipeline. With the proposed method, state-of-the-art performance is attained on several standard benchmarks for semantic correspondence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2020 - 16th European Conference, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsAndrea Vedaldi, Horst Bischof, Thomas Brox, Jan-Michael Frahm
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783030586034
StatePublished - 2020
Event16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 202028 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12373 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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  • Dense semantic correspondence
  • Matching confidence
  • Moving least square


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