Task-in-all domain adaptation for semantic segmentation

Tianyi Zhang, Jingyi Yang, Chuanxia Zheng, Guosheng Lin, Jianfei Cai, Alex C. Kot

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In this work we tackle the problem of unsupervised domain adaptation for semantic segmentation. One pipeline is to sequentially train image-Translation model and the final task segmentation model. In such pipeline, image translation is aimed to generate the translated source-domain images which are visually similar to the target-domain images and then the final task model is trained using the translated images and its corresponding groundtruth. However, the visually optimal translated-images are not necessarily optimal for the final task of segmenting the target-domain images. Thus we propose a Task-in-All pipeline for unsupervised domain adaptation on semantic segmentation, which incorporates image translation and final segmentation task into an end-To-end training pipeline. Our aim is to generate the translated images which better assists the final task, instead of just being visually similar to the target domain images. We show that in the task of adapting from GTA5 to Cityscapes dataset, the segmentation performance of our Task-in-All pipeline outperforms the sequentially training pipeline, with simpler model structure and less training complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2019)
EditorsMark Pickering, Qiang Wu, Lei Wang, Jiaying Liu
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728137230
ISBN (Print)9781728137247
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20194 Dec 2019
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8960260/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing 2019
Abbreviated titleVCIP 2019
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  • Image translation
  • semantic segmentation.

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