Beyond mAP: Re-evaluating and Improving Performance in Instance Segmentation with Semantic Sorting and Contrastive Flow

@article{Jena2022BeyondMR,
  title={Beyond mAP: Re-evaluating and Improving Performance in Instance Segmentation with Semantic Sorting and Contrastive Flow},
  author={Rohit Jena and Lukas Zhornyak and Nehal Doiphode and Vivek P. Buch and James C. Gee and Jianbo Shi},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2022},
  volume={abs/2207.01614}
}
. Top-down instance segmentation methods improve mAP by hedging bets on low-confidence predictions to match a ground truth. Moreover, the query-key paradigm of top-down methods leads to the instance merging problem. An excessive number of duplicate predictions leads to the (over)counting error, and the independence of category and localization branches leads to the naming error. The de-facto mAP metric doesn’t capture these errors, as we show that a trivial dithering scheme can simultaneously… 

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