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Measuring the Accuracy of Object Detectors and Trackers

Abstract · Apr 24, 2017 15:41 ·

intersection trackers iou object oriented segmented boxes densely aligned axis cs-cv

Arxiv Abstract

  • Tobias Bottger
  • Patrick Follmann
  • Michael Fauser

The accuracy of object detectors and trackers is most commonly evaluated by the Intersection over Union (IoU) criterion. To date, most approaches are restricted to axis-aligned or oriented boxes and, as a consequence, many datasets are only labeled with boxes. Nevertheless, axis-aligned or oriented boxes cannot accurately capture an object’s shape. To address this, a number of densely segmented datasets has started to emerge in both the object detection and the object tracking communities. However, evaluating the accuracy of object detectors and trackers that are restricted to boxes on densely segmented data is not straightforward. To close this gap, we introduce the relative Intersection over Union (rIoU) accuracy measure. The measure normalizes the IoU with the optimal box for the segmentation to generate an accuracy measure that ranges between 0 and 1 and allows a more precise measurement of accuracies. Furthermore, it enables an efficient and easy way to understand scenes and the strengths and weaknesses of an object detection or tracking approach. We display how the new measure can be efficiently calculated and present an easy-to-use evaluation framework. The framework is tested on the DAVIS and the VOT2016 segmentations and has been made available to the community.

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