Field of Junctions

Dor Verbin    Todd Zickler

Harvard University

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Input patch

Junction colors

Junction boundaries

Abstract: We introduce a bottom-up model for jointly finding many boundary elements in an image, including edges, curves, corners and junctions. The model explains boundary shape in each small patch using a junction with M angles and a freely-moving vertex. Images are analyzed by solving a non-convex optimization problem using purposefully-designed algorithms, cooperatively finding M+2 junction values at every pixel. The resulting field of junctions is simultaneously an edge detector, a corner/junction detector, and a boundary-aware smoothing of regional appearance. We demonstrate how it behaves at different scales, and for both single-channel and multi-channel input. Notably, we find it has unprecedented resilience to noise: It succeeds at high noise levels where previous methods for segmentation and for edge, corner and junction detection fail.


Dor Verbin and Todd Zickler, "Field of Junctions", arXiv:2011.13866.



Data coming soon.


			author = {Verbin, Dor and Zickler, Todd},
			title = {Field of Junctions},
			journal = {arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.13866},
			year = {2020}