Hole-robust Wireframe Detection


IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)




Wireframe is a line segment based representation designed to well capture large-scale visual properties of regular, structural shaped man-made scenes surrounding us. Unlike the wireframes, conventional edges or line segments focus on all visible edges and lines without particularly distinguishing which of them are more salient to man-made structural information. Existing wireframe detection models rely on supervising the annotated data but not explicitly pay attention to understand how to compose the structural shapes of the scene. In addition, we often face that many foreground objects occluding the background scene interfere with proper inference of the full scene structure behind them. To resolve these problems, we first time in the field, propose new conditional data generation and training that help the model understand how to ignore occlusion indicated by holes, such as foreground object regions masked out on the image. In addition, we first time combine GAN in the model to let the model better predict underlying scene structure even beyond large holes. We also introduce pseudo labeling to further enlarge the model capacity to overcome small-scale labeled data. We show qualitatively and quantitatively that our approach significantly outperforms previous works unable to handle holes, as well as improves ordinary detection without holes given.