A Database of Human Segmented Natural Images and its Application to Evaluating Segmentation Algorithms and Measuring Ecological Statistics


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 .

DOI: 10.1109/ICCV.2001.937655

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Contour and image analysis for segmentation, " in Perceptual Organization for Artificial Vision Systems

  • Jitendra Malik, Serge Belongie, Thomas Leung, Jianbo Shi
  • 2000
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