Pyramid Scene Parsing Network

Hengshuang Zhao 1     Jianping Shi 2     Xiaojuan Qi 1     Xiaogang Wang 1     Jiaya Jia 1    

1 The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong     2 Sensetime Group Limited


Figure 1. Overview of our proposed PSPNet. Given an input image (a), we first use CNN to get the feature map of the last convolutional layer (b), then a pyramid parsing module is applied to harvest different sub-region representations, followed by upsampling and concatenation layers to form the final feature representation, which carries both local and global context information in (c). Finally, the representation is fed into a convolution layer to get the final per-pixel prediction (d).


Scene parsing is challenging for unrestricted open vocabulary and diverse scenes. In this paper, we exploit the capability of global context information by different-region-based context aggregation through our pyramid pooling module together with the proposed pyramid scene parsing network (PSPNet). Our global prior representation is effective to produce good quality results on the scene parsing task, while PSPNet provides a superior framework for pixel-level prediction tasks. The proposed approach achieves state-of-the-art performance on various datasets. It came first in ImageNet 2016 scene parsing challenge, PASCAL VOC 2012 benchmark and Cityscapes benchmark. A single PSPNet yields the new record of mIoU accuracy 85.4% on PASCAL VOC 2012 and accuracy 80.2% on Cityscapes.



Snapshot for paper "Pyramid Scene Parsing Network"
Hengshuang Zhao, Jianping Shi, Xiaojuan Qi, Xiaogang Wang, Jiaya Jia.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
Ranked 1st place in ImageNet Scene Parsing Challenge 2016.

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Table 1. Left: PSPNet performance on ADE20K validation set. Number in the brackets refers to the depth of pre-trained ResNet and ‘MS’ denotes multi-scale testing. Right: Results of ImageNet 2016 scene parsing challenge. The best entry of each team is listed. The final score is the mean of Mean IoU and Pixel Acc. Results are evaluated on the testing set.

Table 2. Per-class results on PASCAL VOC 2012 testing set. Methods pre-trained on MS-COCO are marked with '†'.

Table 3. Per-class results on Cityscapes testing set. Methods trained using both fine and coarse set are marked with '‡'.



Figure 2. Visual improvements on ADE20K.

Figure 3. Visual improvements on PASCAL VOC 2012 data.

Figure 4. Examples of PSPNet results on Cityscapes dataset.



Demo video processed by PSPNet101 on cityscapes dataset:



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