Adaptive Memory Management for Video Object Segmentation

Adaptive Memory Management for Video Object Segmentation

Our work on "Adaptive Memory Management for Video Object Segmentation" has been accepted as a conference paper at 19th Conference on Robots and Vision (CRV), 2022. The paper is co-authored by Ali Pourganjalikhan, Charalambos Poullis.

Abstract: Matching-based networks have achieved state-of-the-art performance for video object segmentation (VOS) tasks by storing every-k frames in an external memory bank for future inference. Storing the intermediate frames' predictions provides the network with richer cues for segmenting an object in the current frame. However, the size of the memory bank gradually increases with the length of the video, which slows down inference speed and makes it impractical to handle arbitrary length videos.
This paper proposes an adaptive memory bank strategy for matching-based networks for semi-supervised video object segmentation (VOS) that can handle videos of arbitrary length by discarding obsolete features. Features are indexed based on their importance in the segmentation of the objects in previous frames. Based on the index, we discard unimportant features to accommodate new features. We present our experiments on DAVIS 2016, DAVIS 2017, and Youtube-VOS that demonstrate that our method outperforms state-of-the-art that employ first-and-latest strategy with fixed-sized memory banks and achieves comparable performance to the every-k strategy with increasing-sized memory banks. Furthermore, experiments show that our method increases inference speed by up to 80% over the every-k and 35% over first-and-latest strategies.

Link to PDF: https://arxiv.org/abs/2204.06626