• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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SuperDepthTransfer: Depth Extraction from Image Using Instance-Based Learning with Superpixels

Vol. 11, No. 10, October 30, 2017
10.3837/tiis.2017.10.015, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

In this paper, we primarily address the difficulty of automatic generation of a plausible depth map from a single image in an unstructured environment. The aim is to extrapolate a depth map with a more correct, rich, and distinct depth order, which is both quantitatively accurate as well as visually pleasing. Our technique, which is fundamentally based on a preexisting DepthTransfer algorithm, transfers depth information at the level of superpixels. This occurs within a framework that replaces a pixel basis with one of instance-based learning. A vital superpixels feature enhancing matching precision is posterior incorporation of predictive semantic labels into the depth extraction procedure. Finally, a modified Cross Bilateral Filter is leveraged to augment the final depth field. For training and evaluation, experiments were conducted using the Make3D Range Image Dataset and vividly demonstrate that this depth estimation method outperforms state-of-the-art methods for the correlation coefficient metric, mean log10 error and root mean squared error, and achieves comparable performance for the average relative error metric in both efficacy and computational efficiency. This approach can be utilized to automatically convert 2D images into stereo for 3D visualization, producing anaglyph images that are visually superior in realism and simultaneously more immersive.


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[IEEE Style]
Y. Zhu, Y. Jiang, Z. Huang and G. Luo, "SuperDepthTransfer: Depth Extraction from Image Using Instance-Based Learning with Superpixels," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 4968-4986, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.015.

[ACM Style]
Yuesheng Zhu, Yifeng Jiang, Zhuandi Huang, and Guibo Luo. 2017. SuperDepthTransfer: Depth Extraction from Image Using Instance-Based Learning with Superpixels. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 10, (2017), 4968-4986. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.015.