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Notes on image annotation

By Adela Barriuso and Antonio Torralba


We are under the illusion that seeing is effortless, but fre-quently the visual system is lazy and makes us believe that we understand something when in fact we don’t. Labeling a picture forces us to become aware of the difficulties un-derlying scene understanding. Suddenly, the act of seeing is not effortless anymore. We have to make an effort in order to understand parts of the picture that we neglected at first glance. In this report, an expert image annotator relates her ex-perience on segmenting and labeling tens of thousands of images. During this process, the notes she took try to high-light the difficulties encountered, the solutions adopted, and the decisions made in order to get a consistent set of annotations. Those annotations constitute the SUN database [7]

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Year: 2012
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