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Perceptually-weighted evaluation criteria for segmentation masks in video sequences

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2 Author(s)
P. Villegas ; Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Valladolid, Spain ; X. Marichal

In order to complement subjective evaluation of the quality of segmentation masks, this paper introduces a procedure for automatically assessing this quality. Algorithmically computed figures of merit are proposed. Assuming the existence of a perfect reference mask (ground truth), generated manually or with a reliable procedure over a test set, these figures of merit take into account visually desirable properties of a segmentation mask in order to provide the user with metrics that best quantify the spatial and temporal accuracy of the segmentation masks. For the sake of easy interpretation, results are presented on a peaked signal-to-noise ratio-like logarithmic scale.

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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 8 )