Contour and image analysis for segmentation, " in Perceptual Organization for Artificial Vision Systems
- Jitendra Malik, Serge Belongie, Thomas Leung, Jianbo Shi
- Contour and image analysis for segmentation, " in…
This paper presents a database containing 'ground truth' segmentations produced by humans for images of a wide variety of natural scenes. We define an error measure which quantifies the consistency between segmentations of differing granularities and find that different human segmenta-tions of the same image are highly consistent. Use of this dataset is demonstrated in two applications: (1) evaluating the performance of segmentation algorithms and (2) measuring probability distributions associated with Gestalt grouping factors as well as statistics of image region properties .