DecoupleNet: Decoupled Network for Domain Adaptive Semantic Segmentation


Unsupervised domain adaptation in semantic segmentation alleviates the reliance on expensive pixel-wise annotation. It uses a labeled source domain dataset as well as unlabeled target domain images to learn a segmentation network. In this paper, we observe two main issues of existing domain-invariant learning framework. (1) Being distracted by the feature distribution alignment, the network cannot focus on the segmentation task. (2) Fitting source domain data well would compromise the target domain performance. To address these issues, we propose DecoupleNet to alleviate source domain overfitting and let the final model focus more on the segmentation task. Also, we put forward Self-Discrimination (SD) and introduce an auxiliary classifier to learn more discriminative target domain features with pseudo labels. Finally, we propose Online Enhanced Self-Training (OEST) to contextually enhance the quality of pseudo labels in an online manner. Experiments show our method outperforms existing state-of-the-art methods. Extensive ablation studies verify the effectiveness of each component.

Proceedings of the European conference on computer vision (ECCV)
Ying-Cong Chen
Ying-Cong Chen
Assistant Professor

Ying-Cong Chen is an Assistant Professor at AI Thrust, Information Hub of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou Campus). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research lies in the broad area of computer vision and machine learning, aiming for empowering machine with the capacity to understand human appearance, physiology and psychology. His works contribute to a wide range of applications, including contactless health monitoring, semantic photo synthesis, and intelligent video surveillance.