I am somewhat confused on the terminology used in Computer Vision. Suppose I wanted to detect (localize) an object (say, a human) in an image. However, a box around the human is not sufficient, what I need is a pixelwise localization. More precisely, I need a mask telling me which pixels belong to the human and which ones don't. If I wanted to find papers dealing with this problem, what would be the term to search for?
- Object detection: Yes, but most approaches actually work in terms of bounding boxes
- Object localization: If I see it correctly, this is essentially used as a synonym for object detection
- Image segmentation: Here we segment objects in terms of pixels but we do not necessarily only aim to segment out one specific object that is known.
Is there very famous work in this area I should not miss?