InverseForm: A Loss Function for Structured Boundary-Aware Segmentation

@article{Borse2021InverseFormAL,
  title={InverseForm: A Loss Function for Structured Boundary-Aware Segmentation},
  author={Shubhankar Borse and Ying Wang and Yizhe Zhang and Fatih Murat Porikli},
  journal={2021 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
  year={2021},
  pages={5897-5907}
}
We present a novel boundary-aware loss term for semantic segmentation using an inverse-transformation network, which efficiently learns the degree of parametric transformations between estimated and target boundaries. This plug-in loss term complements the cross-entropy loss in capturing boundary transformations and allows consistent and significant performance improvement on segmentation backbone models without increasing their size and computational complexity. We analyze the quantitative and… 

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