Self-Supervised CycleGAN for Object-Preserving Image-to-Image Domain Adaptation
Xinpeng Xie, Jiawei Chen, Yuexiang Li, Linlin Shen, Kai Ma, Yefeng Zheng
Recent generative adversarial network (GAN) based methods (e.g., CycleGAN) are prone to fail at preserving image-objects in image-to-image translation, which reduces their practicality on tasks such as domain adaptation. Some frameworks have been proposed to adopt a segmentation network as the auxiliary regularization to prevent the content distortion. However, all of them require extra pixel-wise annotations, which is difficult to fulfill in practical applications. In this paper, we propose a novel GAN (namely OP-GAN) to address the problem, which involves a self-supervised module to enforce the image content consistency during image-to-image translations without any extra annotations. We evaluate the proposed OP-GAN on three publicly available datasets. The experimental results demonstrate that our OP-GAN can yield visually plausible translated images and significantly improve the semantic segmentation accuracy in different domain adaptation scenarios with off-the-shelf deep learning networks such as PSPNet and U-Net."