A Benchmark for 3D Mesh Segmentation

Date Added: May 2009
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This paper describes a benchmark for evaluation of 3D mesh segmentation algorithms. The benchmark comprises a data set with 4,300 manually generated segmentations for 380 surface meshes of 19 different object categories, and it includes software for analyzing 11 geometric properties of segmentations and producing 4 quantitative metrics for comparison of segmentations. The paper investigates the design decisions made in building the benchmark, analyzes properties of human-generated and computer-generated segmentations, and provides quantitative comparisons of 7 recently published mesh segmentation algorithms.