Transfer learning for indoor object classification: From images to point clouds

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    Indoor furniture is of great relevance to building occupants in everyday life. Furniture occupies space in the building, gives comfort, establishes order in rooms and locates services and activities. Furniture is not always static; the rooms can be reorganized according to the needs. Keeping the building models up to date with the current furniture is key to work with indoor environments. Laser scanning technology can acquire indoor environments in a fast and precise way, and recent artificial intelligence techniques can classify correctly the objects that contain. The objective of this work is to study how to minimize the use of point cloud samples in Neural Network training, tedious to label, and replace them with images obtained from online sources. For this, point clouds are converted to images by means of rotations and projections. The conversion of a 3D vector data to a 2D raster allows the use of Convolutional Neural Networks, the achievement of several images for each acquired point cloud object and the combination with images obtained from online sources, such as Google Images. The images have been distributed among the validation and testing training sets following different percentages. The results show that, although point cloud images cannot be completely dispensed within the training set, only 10% of these achieve high accuracy in the classification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-70
    Number of pages6
    JournalISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event2020 24th ISPRS Congress - Technical Commission IV on Spatial Information Science - Nice, Virtual, France
    Duration: 31 Aug 20202 Sep 2020


    • Convolutional Neural Networks
    • data augmentation
    • Deep Learning
    • InceptionV3
    • indoor environments
    • multi-view.

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