SCUT-AutoALP: A Diverse Benchmark Dataset for Automatic Architectural Layout Parsing

Yubo LIU  Yangting LAI  Jianyong CHEN  Lingyu LIANG  Qiaoming DENG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E103-D   No.12   pp.2725-2729
Publication Date: 2020/12/01
Publicized: 2020/09/03
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2020EDL8076
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Computer Graphics
Keyword: 
floor plan,  urban plan,  image parsing,  GAN,  

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Summary: 
Computer aided design (CAD) technology is widely used for architectural design, but current CAD tools still require high-level design specifications from human. It would be significant to construct an intelligent CAD system allowing automatic architectural layout parsing (AutoALP), which generates candidate designs or predicts architectural attributes without much user intervention. To tackle these problems, many learning-based methods were proposed, and benchmark dataset become one of the essential elements for the data-driven AutoALP. This paper proposes a new dataset called SCUT-AutoALP for multi-paradigm applications. It contains two subsets: 1) Subset-I is for floor plan design containing 300 residential floor plan images with layout, boundary and attribute labels; 2) Subset-II is for urban plan design containing 302 campus plan images with layout, boundary and attribute labels. We analyzed the samples and labels statistically, and evaluated SCUT-AutoALP for different layout parsing tasks of floor plan/urban plan based on conditional generative adversarial networks (cGAN) models. The results verify the effectiveness and indicate the potential applications of SCUT-AutoALP. The dataset is available at https://github.com/designfuturelab702/SCUT-AutoALP-Database-Release.