Efficiency-enhanced cost-volume filtering featuring coarse-to-fine strategy
Cost-volume filtering is one of the most widely known techniques to solve general multi-label problems, however it is problematically inefficient when the label space size is extremely large. This paper presents a coarse-to-fine strategy of the cost-volume filtering that handles efficiently and accurately multi-label problems with a large label space size. Based upon the observation that true labels at the same image coordinate of different scales are highly correlated, we truncate unimportant labels for the cost-volume filtering by leveraging the labeling output of lower scales. Experimental results show that our algorithm achieves much higher efficiency than the original cost-volume filtering while enjoying the comparable accuracy to it.