Weakly Supervised Object Localization (WSOL) techniques learn the object location only using image-level labels, without location annotations. A common limitation for these techniques is that they cover only the most discriminative part of the object, not the entire object. To address this problem, we propose an Attention-based Dropout Layer (ADL), which utilizes the self-attention mechanism to process the feature maps of the model. The proposed method is composed of two key components: 1) hiding the most discriminative part from the model for capturing the integral extent of object, and 2) highlighting the informative region for improving the recognition power of the model. Based on extensive experiments, we demonstrate that the proposed method is effective to improve the accuracy of WSOL, achieving a new state-of-the-art localization accuracy in CUB-200-2011 dataset. We also show that the proposed method is much more efficient in terms of both parameter and computation overheads than existing techniques.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jun|
|Event||32nd IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019 - Long Beach, United States|
Duration: 2019 Jun 16 → 2019 Jun 20
|Name||Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition|
|Conference||32nd IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2019|
|Period||19/6/16 → 19/6/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the MSIP (NRF-2019R1A2C2006123)
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition