HUMAN IMAGE MATTING BASED ON CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK AND PRINCIPAL CURVATURES
Keywords: Image matting, Image segmentation, Principal Curvatures, Convolutional Neural Network, Deep learning
Abstract. Image matting often requires advanced image processing, especially in conditions, when small details such as hair are present in the image. In this article the hybrid method for human image matting based on convolutional neural network and principal curvatures is proposed. The U-Net based neural network is used to predict a rough foreground segmentation mask. Then the obtained foreground mask is refined by principal curvatures method to process the elongated hair-like structures. Test results show that the proposed method can improve the coarse human segmentation.