Object Detection with Convolutional Context Features

Kaya E. C. , ALATAN A. A.

25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Antalya, Türkiye, 15 - 18 Mayıs 2017 identifier identifier


A novel extension to Huh B-ESA object detection algorithm is proposed in order to learn convolutional context features for determining boundaries of objects better. For input images, the hypothesis windows and their context around those windows are learned through convolutional layers as two parallel networks. The resulting object and context feature maps are combined in such a way that they preserve their spatial relationship. The proposed algorithm is trained and evaluated on PASCAL VOC 2007 detection benchmark dataset and yielded improvements in performance over state-of-the-art, for almost all classes, especially the ones with distinctive context.