Pixel-level Class-Agnostic Object Detection using Texture Quantization

  • Gabriel R. Gonçalves UFMG
  • Jessica Sena UFMG
  • William Robson Schwartz UFMG
  • Carlos Antonio Caetano Samsung R&D Insitute


Object detection is a widely explored topic within the computer vision research field mostly because it is necessary for almost every system containing some kind of visual scene understanding or interpretation. Significant advances throughout the last 40 years allowed us to evolve from early techniques based on template matching to modern deep detectors capable of detecting thousands of different classes of objects with reasonable performance. Nonetheless, as approaches kept improving, more challenging topics related to object detection have been proposed. Classic object detectors have to be trained with all classes that might be presented in the testing phase. However, this is a problem in real-world scenarios because it is impossible to know the whole domain of possible objects. Hence, a task has emerged called class-agnostic object detection that essentially detects objects without determining their classes. In this paper, we address this task using a convolutional network and texture graylevel quantization. Our results showed that our model could improve 2.1 percentage points (p.p.) from the best baseline on objects that were not annotated in the training phase.
Palavras-chave: Training, Computer vision, Visualization, Quantization (signal), Object detection, Detectors, Multitasking
GONÇALVES, Gabriel R.; SENA, Jessica; SCHWARTZ, William Robson; CAETANO, Carlos Antonio. Pixel-level Class-Agnostic Object Detection using Texture Quantization. In: CONFERENCE ON GRAPHICS, PATTERNS AND IMAGES (SIBGRAPI), 35. , 2022, Natal/RN. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 .