Renovating Names in Open-Vocabulary Segmentation Benchmarks

Haiwen Huang, Songyou Peng, Dan Zhang, Andreas Geiger
Computer Science, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV)
2024-03-14 00:00:00
Names are essential to both human cognition and vision-language models. Open-vocabulary models utilize class names as text prompts to generalize to categories unseen during training. However, name qualities are often overlooked and lack sufficient precision in existing datasets. In this paper, we address this underexplored problem by presenting a framework for "renovating" names in open-vocabulary segmentation benchmarks (RENOVATE). Through human study, we demonstrate that the names generated by our model are more precise descriptions of the visual segments and hence enhance the quality of existing datasets by means of simple renaming. We further demonstrate that using our renovated names enables training of stronger open-vocabulary segmentation models. Using open-vocabulary segmentation for name quality evaluation, we show that our renovated names lead to up to 16% relative improvement from the original names on various benchmarks across various state-of-the-art models. We provide our code and relabelings for several popular segmentation datasets (ADE20K, Cityscapes, PASCAL Context) to the research community.
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